|Latin name:||Tulipa ‘Exquisit’|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as bulb or tuber|
|Guarantee:||1 year guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow, Shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Flowering:||April - May|
|Growing Height:||45 cm|
|Planting distance:||10 cm|
|Planting depth:||10 cm|
|Bulb circumference:||11 - 12 cm|
As soon as possible, after receiving the Tulipa ‘Exquisit’ flower bulbs, they can be planted in the garden or in a flower pot on the patio. If not, the tulip bulbs must be kept in a frost-free area. Bulbs planted in a flower pot are not usually frost-resistant. 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 Tulipa ‘Exquisit’ is about 10 cm. Loosen the soil well and plant the bulbs with the point facing upwards. Refill the hole and avoid walking over the soil. Plant the flower bulbs one by one with a small trowel or with a special bulb planter. For larger groups, make a wider hole and plant more bulbs in it. The more flower bulbs planted the greater effect the flowers will have. Plant in groups of at least 6 bulbs or divide about 25 to 50 flower bulbs evenly over the garden border or flower bed.
Tulipa ‘Exquisit’ in a pot
Tulipa ‘Exquisit’ grows well in a flower pot or planter. Make sure you use fresh potting compost and put a layer of gravel or hydro granules at the bottom of the pot. Place the bulbs in a planting hole that is three times as deep as the height of the bulb. For example a bulb of 5 cm should be planted in a 15 cm deep hole. The planting distance of the tulip ‘Exquisit’ in a pot is about 7 cm. For extra colour in the pot, plant forget-me-nots or anemones just above the tulip bulbs, which will flower beautifully below and around the tulips.
The flowers of the Tulipa ‘Exquisite’ are at their best the first year after planting. That’s why we recommend each year adding new and extra bulbs to make your borders and pots even more colourful. The tulip ‘Exquisite’ grows best in loose, well-drained soil in a spot in full sun. To protect the bulbs grown in a pot against frost, place the pot in a frost-free area or cover it with bubble wrap. Water during dry periods.
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 double flowers of the tulip ‘Exquisit’ in a stunning mix of purple, white and green are just so lovely. At first glance they resemble peonies. For many years double tulips have been a favourite tulip of many gardeners. They have sturdy stems and the double flowers remain beautiful for longer than those of the single-flowered varieties. A tulip to fall in love with!