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Tulip 'Big Chief'

Tulip 'Big Chief'

10 Bulbs — £4.50

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Description

As its name suggests, this award-winning Darwin tulip will stand tall over your spring garden, resplendent with a fiery bloom reminiscent of a ceremonial headdress. The Tulip Big Chief has a strikingly unusual flower with its soft yellow base topped by rosy-salmon, flashed with silvery pink. As the sun shines through the opening bud, the flares of colour emerging from the subtle base take the form of feathers on a tribal crown.

Let the Big Chief, who blooms in mid to late spring, watch over other members of the tulip tribe, or plant a group of chiefs as counsellors to the garden village. With good perennial qualities and a tendency to multiply, your tribal leaders should be back next year, with friends.

On the picture behind the little boy, you can see the beautiful yellow Tulip Golden Parade.

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Perfect for pots

  • Comes back every year

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Low maintenance

  • Fully hardy

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Tulipa 'Big Chief'

  • Tulip group

    Darwin hybrid (4)

  • Flower colour

    Coral

  • Bulb size

    14/+

  • Established height

    50-70cm

  • Established spread

    10-20cm

  • Plant spacing

    60 bulbs per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Upright

  • Life cycle

    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
    Meadows

  • 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

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