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  • Flowering Time
    • April
    • May
  • Planting Time
    • October
    • November
  • Growing
    • Hardy
  • RHS Recommended
    • Plants for Pollinators
  • Perfect For
    • Cutting
    • Scented
  • Flowering Height
    • 55 cm
  • Bulb Size
    • 12/+ cm
  • Colour
    • Reds & Burgundy

Darwin Tulip Apeldoorn

(inc. 20.0% VAT)



A highly popular, much-admired Darwin Hybrid, ‘Apeldoorn’ is renowned for its superb, oval-shaped flowers held on long, strong stems. The exceptionally large blooms are draped with cherry red petals, lit from below by a golden base and punctuated by a prominent black centre. These striking tulips have a bold presence when planted in sweeping drifts amongst borders, and when arranged an abundant display in large containers. A gentle vanilla scent will add an extra dimension to your enjoyment of ‘Apeldoorn’. With Fosteriana as one its parent varieties, this long-lasting tulip returns well each year as a perennial bulb.


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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