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Double late tulips

Double late tulips
 

Flowering period: late

Average plant height: 30-40 cm

Spacing between bulbs: 7.5 cm

Type of bulb: bulb

Landscape uses: beds, borders and cut flowers

Because of their shape, these tulips are also known as peony-flowered tulips. The flowers, which are always large and double, can easily reach a span of 10 cm across. Since the flowers can be damaged in extreme weather conditions (rain and wind), it is advisable to plant them in a sheltered location. Double late tulips perform exceptionally well in regions having cold winters and late springs. Certain cultivars are suitable for forcing indoors.

Most significant cultivars:
'Alegretto': red, yellow edge
'Angélique'*: pink, white-pink edge
'Bonanza': deep red, yellow edge
'Casablanca': white
'Miranda': red
'Mount Tacoma': cream-white
'Upstar': ivory-white, flamed purple edge
'Wirosa'*: bordeaux-red, cream edge

* Excellent cultivars for forcing As is the case with most other tulip classes, these are also offered as mixed colours.