A Tulip as good as 'Angélique' comes along once in a lifetime. This exquisite semidouble bears 2-3 blooms on each stem, and the individual flowers are soft and slightly ruffled, with a full flush of the most delicate pale rose shades against a creamy white self. At 12-14in, 'Angélique' is just right for the front of the border or, of course, a vase. This remarkable variety belongs in every garden. It is our best-selling Tulip by a mile. One of the best Doubles for forcing. Late mid season.
Tulipa ‘Showcase’ in a pot
Tulipa ‘Showcase’ also grow wonderfully in a flower pot. Make sure you use fresh potting soil, John Innes multi-purpose and place a layer of gravel or perlite at the bottom of the pot. Plant the bulbs in a hole that is three times as deep as the height of the bulbs. For example, a bulb of 5 cm should be planted in a 15 cm deep hole. The planting distance of the tulip ‘Showcase’ in a pot is about 7 cm. Add extra colour to your pot by planting low growing anemones or our hardy cyclamen just above the tulip bulbs, which will flower beautifully below the tulips and give you lots of colour all autumn and winter.
Tulipa 'Exotic Emperor'
This is so different and refreshing looking,'Tulipa 'Exotic Emperor' grows well in a flower pot or patio container. Make sure you use John Innes multi purpose and put a layer of gravel or aeroboard or perlite at the bottom of the pot. Place the bulbs in a planting hole three times as deep as the height of the bulb. The planting distance of the Tulipa 'Exotic Emperor' in a pot is about 7 cm. For extra colour in the pot, plant low growing violas or trailing pansies and these will flower beautifully below the tulips.cover your pot with slate mulch or grit and you will have no need to water.
Margaret tip for planting Tulips
Soak your bulbs in a solution of tomato food for a few hours before planting or over night if you wish. This gives the bulb an extra supply of food which will result in longer and better flowering in the Spring. If slugs are a problem, sprinkle a few organic slug pellets in with the bulbs - this will sort any slugs intending to feast on your tulip.