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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
Tulipa are bulbous perennials with characteristic flowers, in a wide range of colours, in spring
Single Late Group tulips (which include Darwin and Cottage tulips) flower in late spring, with cup-shaped or goblet-shaped flowers on tall stems
'Dordogne' is a tall tulip, to 65cm, with smooth green foliage and goblet-shaped flowers in shades of tangerine and rose. Outer tepals are pinkish-yellow and orange, light orange-yellow at the edges. Inside the flower is yellow with a red band in the centre and yellow anthers. Long lasting and late flowering
Toxicity Ingestion may cause severe discomfort
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or East-facing
SoilLoam, Sand, Chalk
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Plant 10 to 15cm deep in fertile, well-drained soil with shelter from strong winds and protection from excessive wet
Propagate by lifting and separating offsets
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Cut Flowers Garden Edging
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants
Pruning No pruning required
Pests Stem and bulb eelworm and slugs may be a problem
May be subject to tulip fire and bulb rots
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