Tulip 'Helmar'
Tulip 'Helmar'
Tulip 'Helmar'
Tulip 'Helmar'
Tulip 'Helmar'

Tulip 'Helmar'

Tulip 'Helmar'

10 bulbs — £5.90

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Description

Luscious, plump-bodied Tulip blooms are one of the things that makes springtime special, and Tulip 'Helmar' epitomizes what we want to see from an early-spring tulip. After the chill and gloom of winter, Helmar tulips burst into a joyful blaze of primrose yellow with striking deep-red flames leaping along the length of each petal. Enjoy Tulip 'Helmar' on their own or combine them with single early tulips like Yokohoma. Either way, you’re in for a winning display of vibrant colour. Yes, there are other red-flamed tulips, but Helmar is a worthy choice thanks to its stately height and excellent bloom quality: highly recommended!

If you want to turn up the colour volume in your spring garden, this tulip will certainly hit the mark! This eye-catching variety combines two fiery shades in every petal – vibrant yellow and a flash of glowing red. Flowering on tall, strong stems, the blooms last for weeks in the garden, emerging from April and lasting well into May. Planting Tulip 'Helmar' in large groups or swathes running through the border will create a truly impressive display, and they’re equally as good in large patio pots too. Not only does this remarkable tulip add a real depth of colour to your garden, but their outstanding vase life makes them a fantastic cut flower too – just a few stems will be enough to inject a little sunshine into any room!

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 'Helmar'

  • Tulip group

    Triumph (3)

  • Flower colour

    Yellow, 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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