Tulip clusiana var. chrysantha
Tulip clusiana var. chrysantha
Tulip clusiana var. chrysantha
Tulip clusiana var. chrysantha
Tulip clusiana var. chrysantha

Tulip clusiana var. chrysantha

"Golden lady tulip"

Tulip clusiana var. chrysantha

25 bulbs — £5.50

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Description

Also known as the golden lady tulip, this elegant dame will be the life and soul of the spring garden, showing off her gorgeous frock of bicolour petals from March onwards. The chic fluted flowers of botanical Tulip clusiana var. chrysantha open gradually to give a long display, and once fully open they form a stunning star-like appearance from above. This early-flowering beauty is dainty and petite, making it the perfect choice for growing in pots, rockeries or narrow borders, and also looks a treat in a gravel garden.

This simple and natural perennial tulip is worth its weight in gold in the garden, not only putting on a spectacular display during spring, but often repeating year after year. Sitting on short but slender stalks, each bloom emerges with reddish outer petals, which then gradually open to reveal a dazzling display of golden-yellow inner petals, each reflexed to create the much-loved flouncy flute shape.

Key features

  • Perfect for pots

  • Comes back every year

  • Naturalising

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Low maintenance

  • RHS Award (AGM)

  • Fully hardy

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Tulipa clusiana var. chrysantha

  • Tulip group

    Species or Botanical (15)

  • Flower colour

    Red, yellow

  • Bulb size

    6/+

  • Established height

    10-20cm

  • Established spread

    5-10cm

  • Plant spacing

    100 bulbs per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • 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
    lawns
    Gravel gardens
    Coastal gardens
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance 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

  • 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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