- Botanical name: Tulipa 'Flaming Spring Green'
- 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.
Tulipa ‘Flaming Spring Green’ is a cultivar that flowers late in the season, producing flowers that are fairly long lived. The multi-coloured petals provide subtle streaks of green and red on a cream background. Plant bulbs of Tulipa ‘Flaming Spring Green’ 15cm deep and 10-15cm apart, in well-drained soil. Remove fading flowers to prevent the plant producing seeds, costing it energy at the expense of next year’s flowers.
- 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