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Tulip 'Blumex Favourite'

Tulipa (10: Parrot Group) 'Blumex Favourite'

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

15cm

10cm

Min

50cm

2 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Tulip 'Blumex Favourite' Overview

Tulipa 'Blumex Favourite' produces vibrant red ruffled petals that have yellow and green markings. These stunning tulips make a beautiful and striking addition to spring displays. Plant bulbs 3 times their own depth in autumn and only water during periods of drought. They prefer full sun free draining sites making them perfect planted in containers under winter displays ready for the following spring. Alternatively, plant in the kitchen garden and grow for cut flowers. Tulip 'Blumex Favoruite' is classified as a Division 10; Parrot tulip. Parrot tulips have feathered petals that can be curled or twisted, and can be multi-coloured. Many have a green spot at the base of their petals.

Common problems with Tulip 'Blumex Favourite'

Tulip bulbs can be dug up and eaten by squirrels. It can also suffer from tulip fire & bulb rot.

How to harvest Tulip 'Blumex Favourite'

Generally not harvested but flowers are cut for floral arrangements.

How to propagate Tulip 'Blumex Favourite'

Division

Divide bulbs when dormant. A new small bulblet will take three years to develop into a flowering bulb.

Seed

Many hybrids have been developed by crossing special traits - sow seed in Autumn and keep moist.

Bulbs

Bulbs need to be planted (pointed end up) 10 to 15 cm deep (4 to 6") during the colder months of late autumn.

Special features of Tulip 'Blumex Favourite'

Attractive flowers

Attracts useful insects

Bees are attracted to the flowers.

Drought resistant

Survive dry summers in bulb form.

Indoor plant

Can be grown indoors, place in high light areas but limit direct sunlight to early mornings.

Pot plant

Tulips make beautiful potted flowers. Plant in well draining potting medium in enough sunlight to promote flowering. Plant close together for a stunning show.

Other uses of Tulip 'Blumex Favourite'

This easy bulb can be planted in containers for spring displays or scattered through borders for a naturized look. It's elegant appearance can provide architectural in urban courtyard gardens as well as bank or slopes of informal gardens.

Ornamental

Grown for their colourful flowers.

Floristry

Grown commercially for the cut flower industry.

Mid Season Tulips

Look for cultivars in the groups: 3 Triumph, 4 Darwin hybrid and 10 Parrot.

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