Tulip acuminata
Tulip acuminata
Tulip acuminata
Tulip acuminata
Tulip acuminata
Tulip acuminata

Tulip acuminata

"Horned tulip"

Tulip acuminata

5 bulbs — £9.50

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Orders placed before 1 September 2024
You can expect your order in September 2024

Orders placed 1 September - 15 October 2024
You can expect your order in October 2023

Orders placed 16 October - 15 December 2024
You can expect your order within 10 business days

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Description

The heirloom Tulip acuminata may have been around since the 19th century, but today, it’s a rarity. That may seem strange. How could anything this beautiful become so scarce? After all, the blooms are shaped like leaping flames, and the wonderful combination of scarlet tips on petals the colour of molten gold enforce the fiery analogy. All in all, Tulip acuminata makes for a stunning display, especially when planted en masse or in generous clumps. You’ll be thinking of flaming phoenixes and other mythical creatures when Tulip acuminata (also known as the horned tulip) sets your garden ablaze this spring. But first, you need to catch the autumn planting season. Don’t miss out!

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Perfect for pots

  • Comes back every year

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Low maintenance

  • Fully hardy

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Tulipa acuminata

  • Tulip group

    Species or Botanical (15)

  • Flower colour

    Red, yellow

  • Bulb size

    8/9

  • Established height

    20-30cm

  • Established spread

    10-20cm

  • Plant spacing

    60 bulbs per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Upright
    Clump-forming

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1st year

  • Sunlight

    Full sun
    Partial shade

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Pots
    Large containers
    Borders
    Meadows
    Gravel gardens
    Coastal gardens
    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

Useful information

  • Orders placed before 1 September 2024
    You can expect your order in September 2024

    Orders placed 1 September - 15 October 2024
    You can expect your order in October 2024

    Orders placed 16 October - 15 December 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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