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Any ideas for small (20cm?) pretty tulips?

rozz12

By Rozz12

Bedfordshire, United Kingdom Gb

Hello everyone!
I am having diffuculty finding small (20cm?) tulips.
I usually manage to get the green/red striped leafed type; just cannot get them this year.
They are so pretty; usually, yellow/red stripe or red/white stripe blooms.
Does anyone have an alternative 20cm tulip that they know about & where can I purchase them?




Answers

 

Hello Rozz :-)
I like miniature Tulips too and the garden centre i go to has loads of them.
It's a Hilliers garden centre so it might be worth ringing one close to you and seeing if they have any left.

17 Oct, 2009

 

Thanks louise;
I will look them up on the internet!
If I can't find any other small tulips, I will have to plant out (in my containers), last years ones!
Many thanks for your quick response!
Rozz.

17 Oct, 2009

 

We got a fair number of dwarf tulips from Bridgemere Garden Centre in Nantwich, but have seen a fair selection of them from Taylors Bulbs who are stocked by most Garden Centres, it seems to me. Trouble is it is a bit late now to be ordering online from the usual bulb suppliers.

17 Oct, 2009

 

got a small (20cm) variety called showwinner at my local homebase.

17 Oct, 2009

 

there are plenty of dwarf species types at our local poundstretcher/instore this weekend.

17 Oct, 2009

 

plenty of small ones in my local garden centres (I got some more as I planted mine way too early) and Gardeners world last night said they werent planting their tulips yet. so you are still ok.

17 Oct, 2009

 

but i leave mine in the ground so why is it too early? this really does 'confuse' me as the plants dont read the books.

17 Oct, 2009

 

The beautiful T.praestans 'Van Tubergens' is a botanical tulip...fab red with black centre....25cms tall...pack of 12 £4.75 (2 or more pks...£3.75) at www.elm-house.co.uk.....a beauty Rozz..Not too late...they can be planted up to December...You can have a look at mine in my pics.. page 32 top row 3rd from left lol....:>)

17 Oct, 2009

 

This baffles me SBG but it must be when you first plant them I accidentlly dug up 1 (planted in september) and it was soft/mushy.

17 Oct, 2009

 

I plant new tulip bulbs as soon as possible and don't understand this late planting stuff. I raise them from seed in pots which I empty when the foliage had died down and if there are flowering sized bulbs present they will get replanted in the garden as early as July/August. If I buy from an external grower I plant as soon as I receive them.

17 Oct, 2009

 

Thats just what I did Bulbaholic planted when i bought them but one has rotted already

17 Oct, 2009

 

it was probably already going off. some do get mouldy in storage. this sometimes happens. and lets face it in nature they dont get lifted do they.

17 Oct, 2009

 

That made me laugh SBG so obvious and it didnt cross my mind so perhaps the others are ok thanks thats cheered me albeit with a red face.

17 Oct, 2009

 

dont have a red face. i dont always get things first time. my kids regularly say oh mum how slow are you. :o)

17 Oct, 2009

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