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Tulipa tulipac 'Fusilier'

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

Producing several bright red flowers per stem, 'Fusilier' makes a colourful addition to the spring garden. The Royal Horticultural Society have recognised it as a plant of outstanding excellence, giving it their prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM). Tulips will thrive in almost any type of soil where there is good drainage. The bulbs require a period of cold so plant before the first frost. This minimises the risk of attack from fungal diseases, such as tulip fire. 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 tulips for several years. Remove the flowers as they fade to prevent plants wasting energy setting seed.

Family: Liliaceae

Genus: Tulipa

Species: tulipac

Cultivar: Fusilier

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: 30cm

Time to plant: November to November

Flowering period: April to May


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