Tulip 'Couleur Cardinal'
Tulip 'Couleur Cardinal'
Tulip 'Couleur Cardinal'
Tulip 'Couleur Cardinal'
Tulip 'Couleur Cardinal'
Tulip 'Couleur Cardinal'
Tulip 'Couleur Cardinal'
Tulip 'Couleur Cardinal'
Tulip 'Couleur Cardinal'
Tulip 'Couleur Cardinal'

Tulip 'Couleur Cardinal'

Tulip 'Couleur Cardinal'

10 bulbs — £6.90

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Description

Clutch onto a classic and you can’t go far wrong. Tulip 'Couleur Cardinal' has been around for a long time (since 1845 to be precise) and there’s a very good reason for that. Why change something which just works so beautifully? It’s not just a red tulip, take a closer look and you’ll see it has an alluring plummy purple undertone. This heirloom Triumph tulip excels in every way—great colour, strong stems, long-lasting blooms, reliable… there’s no way it could get any better!

There are two particularly notable features about Tulip 'Couleur Cardinal'. Firstly, it has relatively short stems which means it’s sturdy. This gives it an upright, formal appearance and also makes it useful for more exposed areas or pots. Secondly, it flowers quite early in the season. Typically blooming from early April, it can kickstart the tulip season with a fantastic shock of colour, right on cue. Combine Tulip 'Couleur Cardinal' with later flowering varieties and you’ll enjoy an extended season which starts as soon as possible and evolves as the season continues.

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Perfect for pots

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Low maintenance

  • RHS Award (AGM)

  • Fully hardy

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Tulipa 'Couleur Cardinal'

  • Tulip group

    Triumph (3)

  • Flower colour

    Red

  • Bulb size

    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

  • 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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