Tulipa 'Sapporo'

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Buy Tulipa 'Sapporo' lily flowered tulip bulbs: Butter yellow fading to cream

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
  • Bulb size: 11/12

    Distinctly pointed petals form hourglass flowers on tall stems in late spring. Initially a soft buttery yellow, the flowers fade to creamy white as they mature. Perfect for the cottage garden, they look great planted with shades of orange or red.

  • Garden care: In September to December plant bulbs 15-20cm deep and 10-15cm apart in fertile, well-drained soil. Alternatively, allow 7-9 bulbs per 30cm sq. After flowering deadhead and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser each week for the first month. Once the foliage has died down naturally lift the bulbs and store in a cool greenhouse.

  • Harmful if eaten/may cause skin allergy
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My white tulips are not all pure white - a couple have pink tinges and streaks with one flower completely bright pink and not a hint of white in it. Any idea what's happened here? I did submit this to you a week ago but as I haven't heard back, I'm trying again. Thanks.

tulip lover

There may have been a mix up in the bulbs you have been sent, so the best thing to do is to take some photos and send these to our customer services team along with your order reference number. We can then look into it for you.

Helen

My lovely tulips are just flowering but I have been puzzled to see one completely bright pink and a couple of the others with a pink streak!! Is there an explanation for this please? They don't look so good in my planting scheme with unexpected colours popping up.

tulipshock

It may be that there has been a mix-up wit the bulbs, so I would suggest you take some pictures and contact our customer services team with your order reference number. Then we will be able to look into it for you

Helen

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