Tulip 'Akebono'
Tulip 'Akebono'
Tulip 'Akebono'
Tulip 'Akebono'
Tulip 'Akebono'
Tulip 'Akebono'
Tulip 'Akebono'
Tulip 'Akebono'
Tulip 'Akebono'
Tulip 'Akebono'
Tulip 'Akebono'
Tulip 'Akebono'
Tulip 'Akebono'
Tulip 'Akebono'
Tulip 'Akebono'
Tulip 'Akebono'
Tulip 'Akebono'
Tulip 'Akebono'
Tulip 'Akebono'

Tulip 'Akebono'

Tulip 'Akebono'

10 bulbs — £7.90

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You can expect your order in August/September

Orders placed 1 September - 15 October 2024
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Description

Top-performing Tulip 'Akebono' is named after an award-winning Sumo wrestler, who became a legend in the sport. Reflecting this champion’s qualities of strength, vigour and excellent repeat performance, this tulip is a winner! 'Akebono' also makes a radiant display with its mouth-watering tutti-frutti colours. Double citrus-yellow blooms are etched with a delicate strawberry-red edge, and a peachy blush suffuses the petals as they mature. Attractive apple-green streaked sepals encircle this fruity delight.  

Tulip 'Akebono' will make an attractive addition to the late-spring garden, its eye-catching colours mixing well with other vibrant tones. Its Sumo-like strength is partly thanks to its Darwin Hybrid breeding. This group of tulips are renowned for their excellent garden performance, often returning to flower year-on-year in ideal growing conditions. Standing at around 45cm tall, Tulip 'Akebono' are also fuss-free and vigorous, making excellent subjects for both border plantings and pot displays.  

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Perfect for pots

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Low maintenance

  • Fully hardy

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Tulipa 'Akebono'

  • Tulip group

    Double early (2)

  • Flower colour

    Yellow, red

  • Bulb size

    12/+

  • Established height

    50-70cm

  • Established spread

    10-20cm

  • Plant spacing

    60 bulbs per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • 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

Useful information

    • Plant your Tulip 'Akebono' 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 'Akebono' bulbs with the pointed side facing upwards

    Read all Tulip planting & care instructions

  • 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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