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Hi,

I am ordering some tulip bulbs for delivery at the end of summer and noticed there are different sized bulbs, i have had a look around and i cannot find any bulb size charts.

Is it a universal sizing chart that everyone uses or do the sizes numbers represent a circumference, diameter etc?

Thanks in advance.

Andy

fidgetbones

Bulb size refers to circumference at widest point.

If you think of the growth point as the head, the circumference is the waist of a teletubby.

fidgetbones

Bigger bulbs equals more/bigger flowers

BobTheGardener

Yep, but it's difficult to estimate in easy terms how big a bulb is from it's circumference, so, to get the diameter (also in cm), divide by Pi (roughly 3) so a size 12 bulb is about 4cm diameter.

I'm sure they quote the circumference just so the number looks as big as possible - surprised they don't use millimeters!

Fairygirl

Good tip Bob - as always!

 Fidget have you started early on the vino-are you trying to grow tinky winky now??

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Ok thanks,the Tulips i have ordered are all 10-11, 11-12 and 12, alliums are 14-16.

Assume that is acceptable?

fidgetbones

Sorry, had some very funny measurements for a below knee stocking last week. I would have fitted a doll.

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