- Botanical name: Tulipa 'Don Quichotte'
- Common name: Tulip
- Plant type: Bulb
- Features: Flowers
The tulip is a stalwart of the late-spring garden. There are hundreds to choose from, including traditional, single cup-shaped varieties, double-flowered cultivars and those with elegant, goblet-shaped flowers. Tulips grow best in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. However, they don’t always come back the following year and are therefore often best treated as annuals.
Flowers of Tulipa 'Don Quichotte' are a wonderful cherry pink. Grow them in a mixed herbaceous border with other pink-flowering plants, or use them to contrast with whites and purples. 'Don Quichotte' flowers on strong stems, making it an excellent choice for cutting.
- Sun exposure: Full sun
- Aspect: South facing, West facing
- Position in border: Front, Middle
- Hardiness: Hardy
- Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
- Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline
Effects:Purgative if ingested