|Latin name:||Tulipa ’Lambada’|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as bulb or tuber|
|Guarantee:||1 year growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow, Shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Flowering:||April - May|
|Growing Height:||40 cm|
|Planting distance:||10 - 15 cm|
|Planting depth:||10 cm|
|Bulb circumference:||11 cm|
As soon as possible after receiving the ‘Lambada’ tulip bulbs, plant them in the garden, a flower pot or a window-box. These tulip bulbs must be kept in a frost-free area until planting. Potted bulbs planted are generally speaking not frost-resistant.
Plant the bulbs in a hole that is three times as deep as the height of the bulbs - a 5 cm bulb therefore goes in a 15 cm hole. The planting distance for ‘Lambada’ tulips is about 10 cm. Loosen the soil with a fork and plant the bulbs point up. Refill the hole and avoid walking over the soil. Plant the tulips singly with a small trowel or with a special bulb planter. For larger groups, prepare a wider hole and plant more bulbs in it together. The more bulbs you plant the more lovely the effect. Plant tulips in groups of at least 6 bulbs or scatter about 25-50 bulbs evenly over a border or flower bed.
Tulip ‘Lambada' in a pot
Lambada’ tulips grow well in pots or window-boxes. Make sure you use fresh potting compost and put a layer of gravel or hydro-pellets in the base. Plant the bulbs in a hole that is three times as deep as the height of the bulbs, so a 5 cm bulb should be planted in a 15 cm hole. The planting distance for ‘Lambada’ tulips in a pot is about 8 cm.
To protect potted bulbs from frost, bring indoors to a frost-free area on time, or pack it with bubble wrap. Water during dry periods.
‘Lambada’ tulip bulbs are at their best in the first year after planting. That’s why Bakker recommends adding new and extra bulbs to your borders and pots each year. Tulipa ‘Lambada’ tulips grow best in loose, well-drained soil in part shade or full sun.
Tulip bulbs that have not yet been planted in the garden are sensitive to frost but once planted out in the garden, they are perfectly hardy.
Tulips planted in pots are more sensitive and will need to be protected in one of the following ways:
- Store your potted tulips in a frost-free area that doesn't get too warm - they do need the cold.
- Wrap the pot(s) in bubble wrap for extra protection.
- If you line the inside of their pot(s) with bubble wrap before adding soil and planting your bulbs, your tulips will already have some protection.
The late flowering ‘Lambada’ tulip is a new late variety with very unusual double flowers on sturdy stems. The fringe edged petals give the impression of being frosted! The flower changes colour from canary yellow to orange - really fantastic to see! These tulips grow to around 40 cm tall.