• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Tulipa 'Calgary Flames' (3)

tulip 'Calgary Flames'

AGM plants

AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

  • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
  • Available to buy
  • Of good constitution
  • Essentially stable in form & colour
  • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases
tulip 'Calgary Flames'

© John Amand

  • Other common names tulip 'Calgary Flames'

  • Family Liliaceae

  • Genus Tulipa are bulbous perennials with characteristic flowers, in a wide range of colours, in spring

  • Horticultural Group Triumph Group tulips have single, cup-shaped flowers in a wide colour range, in mid and late spring

  • Details 'Calgary Flames' is quite a short tulip, often less than 25cm, with cup-shaped white flowers, the outer tepals with a broad yellow flame and fine yellow spreading lines

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Clump-forming

  • Toxicity Ingestion may cause severe discomfort

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

    H6

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Loam

    Loam

  • Sand

    Sand

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • MoistureWell-drained

  • SoilLoam, Sand, Chalk

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height 0.1-0.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread 0-0.1 metre

  • Time to ultimate height 1-2 years

How to grow

Cultivation Plant 10 to 15cm deep in fertile, well-drained soil with shelter from strong winds and protection from excessive wet

Propagation 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

How to care

Pruning No pruning required

Pests Stem and bulb eelworm and slugs may be a problem

Diseases May be subject to tulip fire and bulb rots

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