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  • Flowering Time
    • March
    • April
  • Planting Time
    • October
    • November
  • Growing
    • Hardy
  • RHS Recommended
    • Plants for Pollinators
  • Perfect For
    • Pots & Tubs
    • Scented
  • Flowering Height
    • 30 cm
  • Bulb Size
    • 6/+ cm
  • Colour
    • Oranges & Yellows

Tulip Species Sylvestris

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Otherwise known as the ‘woodland’ tulip, ‘Sylvestris’ is the original native tulip – as such, it can be relied upon to flourish with minimal input. Sweetly scented, canary yellow blooms are streaked with faint brushstrokes of dark green. Beginning as refined, pointed buds with elegantly curling tips, the petals open during the day to catch the sun’s rays. Tolerant of dappled shade and a range of soil conditions, the versatile ‘Sylvestris’ is suitable for containers, rockeries, and borders. This wild variety is exceptional for naturalising amongst lawns, orchards, under shrubs, and around woodland edges, where it will multiply with abandon.

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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