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  • Flowering Time
    • April
    • May
  • Planting Time
    • October
    • November
  • Growing
    • Hardy
  • RHS Recommended
    • Award of Garden Merit
  • Perfect For
    • Cutting
  • Flowering Height
    • 55 cm
  • Bulb Size
    • 12/+ cm
  • Colour
    • Mixed

Bicolor Tulip Helmar

(inc. 20.0% VAT)



Resembling the tulips of Dutch Master still-life paintings, the picturesque blooms of ‘Helmar’ are a true work of art. Decorated with dramatic streaks from a primary-colour palette, flames of ruby red lick up canary yellow petals. Now the result of careful breeding, free from the virus which caused the broken patterning of historical tulips, ‘Helmar’ is a picture of health. Drawing the gaze of all who visit your garden, this bi-coloured variety will provide an artistic accent amongst borders and container displays. The sizeable flowers borne on lengthy stems are perfect to fill vases around your home.


Care Guide

November is the optimum month for planting Tulip bulbs. The cooler late-autumn temperatures help to keep disease at bay, whilst still allowing time for your bulbs to put roots down before spring. Any well-drained, fertile soil is perfect for Tulips, ideally in full sun or part shade. Plant the bulbs 10-20cm deep, spaced 10-20cm apart. A piece of chicken wire or mesh can be placed on top of the soil or pots after planting if squirrels or rodents are a problem in your area. After flowering in March to May, remove withered stems, foliage and any fallen petals to promote good plant health and apply a top dressing of high-potash fertiliser in late winter.

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