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Tulip cretica Hilde
Tulip cretica Hilde
Tulip cretica Hilde
Tulip cretica Hilde
Tulip cretica Hilde
Tulip cretica Hilde
Tulip cretica Hilde
Tulip cretica Hilde

Tulip cretica Hilde
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"Cretan Tulip"

SIZE 5/+

Good for cutting

Naturalising:
bulbs multiply each year

RHS Award of Garden Merit

Hand packed in paper bags

Hardy throughout the UK

£5.90

Tulip 'Hilde' is a strain of the Cretan tulip (Tulipa cretica). It is one of the smaller and less blowsy tulip species, with a charm all of its own. It’s a dainty-looker, and so beautiful, yet it is tough enough to withstand extreme winter cold. Producing up to three star-shaped flowers per stem, 'Hilde' starts by opening white, with a blush-pink interior with a deep cadmium yellow throat, and a pale pink exterior accented with darker purple-pink markings. It is rarely seen for sale!

This delightful low-growing tulip is ideal for the rock garden, or front of the border in full sun. It is also well-suited to growing in small pots in an Alpine House or cold greenhouse. Tulipa cretica 'Hilde' likes a gritty, well-drained compost, and will take quite a degree of neglect, although it will do far better, and will increase nicely, if it is fed and watered. As this is a naturally small tulip variety, the flowering sized bulbs are much smaller than normal hybrid tulips.

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Colour:

White + blush-pink

Height:

8-20 cm / 3-8"

Planting season:

Autumn

Flowering time:

Mid to late spring

Family:

Botanical tulips

Botanical name:

Tulipa cretica 'Hilde'

Light requirements:

Partial shade / full sun

Soil moisture:

Average

Naturalising:

Yes

Perennial:

Yes

Critter resistant:

No

  • Plant your tulip bulbs from mid to late autumn
  • Plant in borders or containers in sun or partial shade
  • Plant the bulbs two to three times as deep as the bulb is high
  • Space the bulbs about twice the bulb diameter apart
  • Place the bulbs with the pointed side facing upwards

    Read more in our planting guide
  • Orders placed before 31 August 2021
    You can expect your order September / early October 2021
  • Orders placed 01 September - 30 September 2021
    You can expect your order early October 2021
  • Orders placed 01 October - 15 December 2021
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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