Lily flowering tulip Mariette dates back to 1942 and is a wonderful shade of deep satin rose. It is a superb variety for using as cut flower but Mariette will also perform well in containers and the borders.
Lily flowering tulips are one of the latest tulips to flower in the spring. A very elegant group of bulbs which are generally tall and eye catching. The flowers are gracefully pointed with re-flexed petals. Tall stem tulips are also excellent for formal bedding schemes and for using as a cut flower. They also work really well in larger containers being a great focal display. Before planting cultivate soils to a depth of 20cms and plant bulbs 15cms deep and 10cm apart. In heavier soils add grit and/or well rotted humus matter to help with drainage. Tulips have become our most popular group for sales as you are able to find all the colours you may need. They also provide a season of flowering from February right through to May.
Plant tulips anytime from Late September through to early December, they prefer to be planted into soils that are cooling down after the summer.
Remember to lift tulips at the end of the season. Only the big bulbs should be kept to flower for the following year.
Tulips are often treated as annuals as flowering performance the following year is never as good as the first planting.
Flowering Height: 50-55cms (20-22″)
Flowering Period: Late April-May
Soil type: Fertile, well drained soils that are free draining.
Aspect: Suitable for semi shade or full sun.
Planting Depth: 15cms
Spacing: 10cms apart.
Full growing instructions provided.
New season top quality bulbs dispatched from September on-wards