Height: 35 cm
Flowering period: April, May
Group: Double tulip bulbs
Delivery time: August to November
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Features of the Flashpoint tulip bulb
The color of the flower of the Flashpoint tulip bulb is pink/red. This large double flower has a yellow center with a yellow pistil and black stamens. When the flower is in bud, green stripes are visible on the outer petals. There are regularly two flowers on one stem. The leaf has a white edge. The flower stands on a sturdy stem of about 35 cm. Due to its low height, the Flashpoint tulip bulb is suitable for planting a pot.
The tulip bulb Flashpoint belongs to the group “double tulips”. 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 Flashpoint tulip bulbs are 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 Flashpoint tulip bulbs do very well in a pot or container. One of the most important rules is: ensure good drainage, because tulip bulbs cannot withstand too much moisture. After planting, you can bury the pots and cover them with a layer of straw to protect them from freezing. As soon as the tulips rise above the ground, the pot can be removed from the ground and placed at its destination.