The Tulip Continental is dark and moody and brings drama to flowerbeds. This dark maroon, almost black tulip flowers in April and sits upon a dark stem.
Order today and receive your bulbs from September.
Plant tulips with the pointed bit facing up at a depth of 15cms and 10cms apart.
How to care for Tulip Continental
Tulip Continental is happiest in direct sunlight.
Deadhead after flowering.
Water when soil feels dry.
Plant with lots of good quality, peat-free compost for best results.
The Tulip Continental likes soil to be well-drained, mix in grit when planting.
Tulipa 'Continental' (3)
MONTH OF BLOOMING
April & May
Do not ingest and may cause an allergic skin reaction. Wear gloves when handling.
Height - 0.3-0.5m
How to plant a tulip bulb
When is the best time to plant a tulip bulb?
Plant tulip bulbs in late October, November or December for best results. It is best to wait until the weather is cool before planting
How deep should tulip bulbs be planted?
Plant tulip bulbs around 15cm deep. Most bulbs should be planted at a depth of roughly 2-3 times their own height.
How should you space your tulip bulbs?
Tulips perform best when planted 8-10 cm apart. When planting in a container, they can be planted a bit closer together.
Where can you plant a tulip bulb?
Can you plant tulips as part of a pot display?
Bulbs can be used to create a ‘bulb lasagne’ with different varieties in the same pot.
Is there more than one type of Tulip bulb variety?
Yes, there are fifteen different varieties. Read more about them here.
Any other tips for planting bulbs?
For best flowering results, store bulbs in a cool, frost free, place until you are ready to plant them. Remove bulbs from their packaging so they can get some fresh air, but make sure your pets don’t nibble them. It is important to plant bulbs within the same season that they are supplied.