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Tulipa ‘Burning Heart’

Tulip

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  • Botanical name: Tulipa 'Burning Heart'
  • Common name: Tulip
  • Family: Liliaceae
  • Plant Type: Bulb

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.

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Tulipa ‘Burning Heart’ is a Darwin hybrid tulip. These are all single-flowered and brightly coloured varieties, with long-lasting flowers on strong stems. Unlike many tulip cultivars, Darwin hybrids usually flower again for several years after they were first planted, making them more reliable than other options. 

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Resembling an old-fashioned tulip found in Dutch paintings of the 1600s (known as Rembrandt tulips), ‘Burning Heart’ has cream-yellow flowers with a bold red swirling pattern. Growing to a height of 40cm, ‘Burning Heart’ is perfect for growing in a mixed herbaceous border. It makes an excellent cut flower. 

How to grow Tulipa 'Burning Heart'

  • Plant size

    40cm height

    15cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front, middle

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Do Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Tulipa 'Burning Heart' and wildlife

Tulipa 'Burning Heart' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Tulipa 'Burning Heart' poisonous?

Tulipa 'Burning Heart' can be toxic.

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No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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