Greigii Tulip

Tulipa 'Für Elise'

Greigii Tulip - Tulipa  'Für Elise'

Common Name: Greigii Tulip
Genus: Tulipa
Cultivar: 'Für Elise'

Category: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomatous Plants
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes good cut flowers, Has interesting foliage, Suitable for growing in containers, Good for a rock garden

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.35 m (35 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.10 m (10 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Orange, Yellow
Foliage Colour: Green, PurpleFlowering Period: April & May

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

Like other members of the greigii group, this tulip has leaves that are attractively mottled with maroon. The amber yellow flowers with satin pink highlights appear in late April or early May. This is a fairly short variety but the flowers are large in proportion to the rest of the plant. Because they are low growing they are a good choice for rock gardens and containers.

  • Garden care: In September to December plant bulbs 15-20cm deep and 10-15cm apart in fertile well-drained soil. Alternatively allow 7-9 bulbs per 30cm sq. After flowering dead-head and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser each week for the first month. Once the foliage has died down naturally, lift the bulbs and store in a cool greenhouse.

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