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Tulipa 'Abu Hassan'

Tulip

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Key information

Plant type

Spring-blooming bulb

Flower colour

Red

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by Clive Nichols, copyright GAP Photos (79547)

Plant details

Especially suited for growing in borders, 'Abu Hassan' bears goblet-shaped rich red flowers that are margined with golden yellow, in April. Tulips are best planted in November as this minimises the risk of attack from the fungal disease, tulip fire, which causes the foliage to become distorted and covered with fuzzy, grey fungal growth and the flowers to either fail to open or to be marked with bleached spots. Any bulbs that become infected with this disease are best thrown away and the ground they were planted in should not be used to grow any tulips for several years. Remove the flowers as they fade to prevent plants wasting energy setting seed.

Family: Liliaceae

Genus: Tulipa

Cultivar: Abu Hassan

Plant type: Spring-blooming bulb

Flower colour: Red

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 50cm

Time to plant: November to October


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