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Tulipa 'Apricot Beauty'


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Plant type

Spring-blooming bulb

Flower colour






Skill level


Tulipa 'Apricot Beauty'

Plant details

Apricot Beauty' is a single, cup-shaped, early flowering variety that has been given the Royal Horticultural Society's prestigious Award of Garden Merit. The blooms are a lovely delicate salmon-pink with orange margins, and look beautiful even when fading to soft, sunset tones just before the petals fall. It only grows to 35cm (14in) tall and is ideal for forcing for an indoor display, or planted in containers on the patio. 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: Apricot Beauty

Plant type: Spring-blooming bulb

Flower colour: Salmon

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 35cm

Time to plant: November to November

Reader reviews


5 Star, I have this Tulip together with Tulip La Belle Epoque, Spring Green and Exotic Emperor planted in a narrow ribbon border at the base of a stone wall all under planted with Pulmonaria Sissinghurst White. This early spring display is followed by Allium Christophii and Digitalis purpurea Suttons Apricot and finally Hydrangea Arborescens Annabelle, and I am pleased as punch

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