Single Late Tulip Kingsblood as the name suggests has flowers that are a pure deep cherry red edged slightly with scarlet. The flowers of single late tulip Kingsblood combine really well with the lush green leaves.
Single late tulips are ideal when used in cottage garden schemes because they stand out and have such a traditional tulip flower shape. For instance these tulips are well suited for growing in bedding schemes and for cut flower. Single late tulips however prefer soils that are free draining and of a ph neutral to alkaline. In heavy soils such as clay add grit or humus matter to help with drainage. In sandy soils add organic matter to help with fertility. Cultivate soils to a depth of 20cms and plant bulbs 15cms deep and 10cms apart. However in containers the planting depth can be reduced to 10cms and bulbs planted 5cms apart. For the best displays plant in groups of 10 or more.
Protect early growth in the spring from slugs and snails and remove dead heads after flowering to get the best from them. Ideal foods are well rotted manures, tomato feed and bone meal.
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.
Lifted bulbs should be kept in a cool dark place for the summer before re-planting in the Autumn period.
Flowering Height: 60-65cms (24-26″)
Flowering Period: May-June
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.
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