Tulip 'Calgary Red'
Tulip 'Calgary Red'
Tulip 'Calgary Red'
Tulip 'Calgary Red'
Tulip 'Calgary Red'
Tulip 'Calgary Red'

Tulip 'Calgary Red'

Tulip 'Calgary Red'

10 bulbs — £8.90

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

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

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

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Description

Get your tulip fix even in small spaces with Tulip 'Calgary Red'! It’s all the tulip but with less of the stem, so if you’re planting in a small pot or an exposed area, this stocky Triumph tulip is the answer. Large, bright red blooms appear in early April and, due to their strong, thick petals and intense colour, they offer high-impact colour which lasts for weeks. Low-level tulips like Tulip 'Calgary Red' are also a useful ‘ingredient’ in a bulb lasagneyou can layer varieties with different heights to create a mini planting scheme all in one pot! 

If you’re looking for some contrasting tulips to match, try combining Tulip 'Calgary Red' with Tulip 'Calgary' and Tulip 'Calgary Flames'all of which have big blooms on stout stems. Other low growing plants which accompany Tulip 'Calgary Red' harmoniously include Anemone blanda, Scilla siberica, Chionodoxa and Muscari. Plant these reliable tulips in bold groups or swathes in a border to create a shock of colour, or plant mini groups in various little pockets around the garden. 

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Perfect for pots

  • Farmer Gracy exclusive

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Low maintenance

  • RHS Award (AGM)

  • Fully hardy

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Tulip 'Calgary Red'

  • Tulip group

    Triumph (3)

  • Flower colour

    Red

  • Bulb size

    11/12

  • Established height

    30-50cm

  • 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

  • RHS Award (AGM)

    Yes

  • 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 'Calgary Red' 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 'Calgary Red' 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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