Height: 40 cm
Flowering period: April
Group: Triumph tulip bulbs
Delivery time: August to November
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Characteristics of the Cape Town tulip bulb:
The color of the flower of the Cape Town tulip bulb is butter yellow with a red edge. The longer the flower blooms, the wider the red edge. The classically shaped flower stands on a sturdy stem of about 40 cm. high. If you plant the Cape Town tulip bulbs in a group, you will notice that they all grow to the same height.
The Cape Town tulip bulb belongs to the Triumph tulips. This is by far the most important group of tulips. They are created by crossing ankle-early tulips and single-late tulips. Characteristic of this group are the sturdy stems and an exceptionally beautiful flower shape. There are many cultivars available in all possible colors. They are semi-high tulips (up to 50 cm). They are excellent cut flowers with a long vase life. All cultivars are also good to use in the garden.
The best planting time for Cape Town 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 bulbs will rot and there will be no flower. They do well in sun or partial shade. Plant tall tulips in 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 fell. The latter gives a natural effect.
The Cape Town tulip bulbs do well in a pot or container.