Tulipa + ODRŮDY

Tulipa + ODRŮDY
tulip varieties
SIZE/TYPE low perennial
 mid-sized perennial
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES +multicoloured:green a blue-green
LOCATION full to partial sun
USDA zone (lowest) 5   (down to -29°C)
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
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Tulips are possibly the most common bulbous perennials. They are believed to be of Dutch origin but it is not true – the Netherlands are only the biggest producer. They originate from a vast region of South Europe to Central Asia. Most of them are considered native to Turkey, evidence of which is found in Istanbul in 1055. Their popularity was very high even then and in 15th century the tulip flower was the national symbol of the Ottoman Empire. They were introduced to the West in the 16th century and during the Dutch Golden Age when their country was Europe’s leading economy, the Dutch made tulip not only a top fashionable item but also the first recorded speculative bubble: a so-called Tulip mania in the Netherlands raised the bulb prices so dramatically that a single bulb cost as much as 10 times the annual income of a skilled craftsworker. The market collapsed in 1637 and the plant was not demanded for some time. Then, possibly thanks to a chance finding of a tulip virus which caused beautiful flower mutations, tulip rises again in the Netherlands and the country becomes world’s biggest producer of tulips as well as Europe’s key polluter owing to excessive usage of herbicides and pesticides.

There are many groups of tulips and thousands of varieties combining tall ones, dwarf ones, and hybrids of both. Tulip is a favourite cut flower but make sure to always clean the knife with alcohol when cutting the stems before you use it on another variety otherwise they can mutate and all reverse to one colour.

Tulips grow in fertile, well-drained soil, in full sun or part-shade. For best performance it is recommended to dig their bulbs out from the garden bed every year after the leaves wither. Store them in a dry, dark and cool place until October/November (before frosts) which is the best time for planting them again. You will gain the best colour and flower size if you find them a different location every year, or you can fertilize them once the leaves appear in spring. Distance between individual bulbs: 12 cm; planting depth: 10 cm; always tips upwards. Fully hardy.

Last update: 03-04-2020

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