Tulip 'Cairo'
Tulip 'Cairo'
Tulip 'Cairo'
Tulip 'Cairo'
Tulip 'Cairo'
Tulip 'Cairo'
Tulip 'Cairo'
Tulip 'Cairo'
Tulip 'Cairo'
Tulip 'Cairo'
Tulip 'Cairo'
Tulip 'Cairo'
Tulip 'Cairo'

Tulip 'Cairo'

Tulip 'Cairo'

10 bulbs — £7.50

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Orders placed before 1 September 2022
You can expect your order in September 2022

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Description

Tulip 'Cairo' is a classic, cup-shaped tulip with an unusual flower colour. Blooms are a distinctive, beautiful burnt orange, with bronze and copper tints thrown in for good measure. They glisten in the spring sunshine – and their colour is fully reminiscent of the golden-orange sands of the Egyptian deserts outside of Cairo! The colouring can be used to bring drama to red and purple spring bedding schemes, or add depth to yellow and orange schemes.

Standing on strong, pale green stalks, elegant Tulip 'Cairo' is perfect for garden beds, borders and patio containers. Not only that, but the flowers are also delicately – and deliciously – fragrant! At its best in late April and May, it will reach a height of 45cm / 18". Also, why not try the blooms in a cut flower display, either mixed with other spring flowers or on their own?

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Perfect for pots

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Low maintenance

  • RHS Award (AGM)

  • Fully hardy

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Tulipa 'Cairo'

  • Flower colour

    Yellow, copper

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Bulb size

    12/+

  • Established height

    30-50cm

  • Established spread

    10-20cm

  • Plant spacing

    60 bulbs per m2

  • Habit

    Upright

  • Life cycle

    Short-lived perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1st year

  • Sunlight

    Full sun
    Partial shade

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Pots
    Large containers
    Borders
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens
    Cut flower gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Stony
    Multipurpose compost
    Loam-based compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    No

  • Mouse resistant

    No

  • Rabbit resistant

    No

  • Deer resistant

    No

  • Toxicity

    Harmful if eaten
    Skin/eyes irritant

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Other information

    • Plant your Tulip 'Cairo' bulbs from mid to late autumn

    • Plant in borders or containers in sun or partial shade

    • Plant your bulbs two to three times as deep as the bulb is high

    • Space the bulbs about twice the bulb diameter apart

    • Place the Tulip 'Cairo' bulbs with the pointed side facing upwards

    Read all Tulip planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed before 1 September 2022
    You can expect your order in September 2022

    Orders placed 1 September - 15 October 2022
    You can expect your order in October 2022

    Orders placed 16 October - 15 December 2022
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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