Tulip aximensis
Tulip aximensis
Tulip aximensis
Tulip aximensis
Tulip aximensis
Tulip aximensis
Tulip aximensis
Tulip aximensis
Tulip aximensis

Tulip aximensis

Tulip aximensis

3 bulbs — £5.25

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Description

Keep the tulip season going for longer with this incredibly late and large flowering botanical belter, Tulip aximensis! The blooms are shockingly big and bright and throw out a jarring burst of fresh colour at the tail-end of the tulip season. And there’s no need to suffer end-of-season sadness when they do finally finish flowering, they’ll come back again and again for years! Flowering late, try combining them with something like purple alliums and you’ll be in for a real late-season buzz.

This very old variety grows naturally in the commune of Aime in the French Alps and is prized locally at the Aime Tulip. Rarely seen but lovingly preserved and successfully cultivated, this very special botanical Tulip aximensis is more than just an impressive flash of colour, it’s also historical!

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Perfect for pots

  • Comes back every year

  • Naturalising

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Low maintenance

  • Fully hardy

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Tulipa aximensis

  • Flower colour

    Red

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Bulb size

    8/+

  • Established height

    20-30cm

  • Established spread

    10-20cm

  • Plant spacing

    60 bulbs per m2

  • Habit

    Upright

  • Life cycle

    Perennial
    Naturalising

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1st year

  • Sunlight

    Full sun
    Partial shade

  • Position

    Sheltered
    Exposed

  • Suitable for

    Pots
    Large containers
    Borders
    Meadows
    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

Other information

    • Plant your Tulip aximensis 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 aximensis 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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