Height: 20 - 30 cm
Flowering period: April, May
Group: Double tulip bulbs
Delivery time: August to November
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Features of the Ice Cream tulip bulb:
The color of the flower of the Ice Cream tulip bulb is hard pink on the outside with green parts. The inner petals are white. It takes a long time for the flower to open. During flowering, the inner petals slowly grow upwards. This creates a tuft of white petals above the pink/green outer petals. At that point, the flower looks exactly like an ice cream cone. The flower stands on a sturdy stem of about 25 cm high and has many leaves. Because the stem does not grow that high, this tulip bulb is suitable for planting a pot.
The Ice Cream tulip bulb belongs to the "double tulips" group. These tulip bulbs bloom over a long period. They are not that high, 30 - 50 cm., and stand on sturdy stems. Due to their lower height, these tulip bulbs are less sensitive to wind. These tulip bulbs have thick, full flowers. These flowers open wide on a sunny day. The flowers then have a diameter of 7.5 to 10 cm.
In many double tulips, the ancestor is the tulip 'Murille' , which dates from the middle of the 19th century. As a result, the group has an unusual homogeneity with regard to height and their long flowering time.
The double tulip comes into its own when they are planted in a large group in the garden. Their homogeneity makes them very easy to combine with each other.
Almost all double tulips also do well as cut flowers.
The best planting time for Ice Cream tulip bulbs is the months of October and November. The tulip bulb needs some time to form roots before the first frost comes. If you plant the tulip bulbs before October, there is a risk of frost damage because the tulips will emerge too early in the spring. The planting depth is 3 times the height of the bulb. In order to bloom in the spring, a tulip bulb needs the indispensable winter. So a cold period, which should last at least 9 weeks with a temperature below 10 degrees Celsius. Tulip bulbs are best planted in well-loosened, not too wet soil. If they are too wet, the bulbous tall tulips go to a place where they are protected from strong winds to prevent blowing over. You can plant the tulip bulbs in groups or scatter the tulip bulbs and plant them where they have fallen. The latter gives a natural effect.
The Ice Cream tulip bulbs do not do well in a pot or container.