Tulipa praestans 'Unicum'

Tulip

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Key information

Plant type

Spring-blooming bulb

Flower colour

Red

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

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Plant details

Tulipa praestans and its varieties make a brilliant splash of colour in rock gardens, where they thrive in warm summer conditions if left in permanently. The two outstanding features of these varieties are their vivid brick-red colouring and their ability to produce up to three stems, each with several blooms. With their dwarf habit, they are excellent in sunny tubs and window-boxes. 'Unicum' has all these features, and striking cream or sulphur yellow leaf margins.

Family: Liliaceae

Genus: Tulipa

Species: praestans

Cultivar: Unicum

Plant type: Spring-blooming bulb

Flower colour: Red

Foliage colour: Golden variegation

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 25cm

Spread: 20cm

Time to plant: November to November


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