Single early tulip

Tulipa 'Princess Irene'

Single early tulip - Tulipa  'Princess Irene'

Common Name: Single early tulip
Genus: Tulipa
Cultivar: 'Princess Irene'

Category: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomatous Plants
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes good cut flowers, Has fragrant flowers/foliage, Suitable for growing in containers

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.30 m (30 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.10 m (10 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Purple, Orange
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: April

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained




Named after a Dutch Princess this variety was first introduced in 1845. It has pale orange petals that are flushed with purple and are sweetly scented. Their short sturdy stems make them ideal for growing in windy or exposed positions and they rarely get flattened by heavy spring downpours.

  • 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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