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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
water lily tulip waterlily tulip
Tulipa are bulbous perennials with characteristic flowers, in a wide range of colours, in spring
Kaufmanniana Group tulips are small, often with purple-marked foliage, and have single, often bicoloured flowers in early spring
T. kaufmanniana is a dwarf bulbous perennial, up to 20cm tall, with broad glaucous leaves. Flowers vary in colour through creamy-white, yellow and red, with a yellow base, in early spring
Toxicity All parts may cause severe discomfort following ingestion
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 protection from excessive wet and shelter from strong winds; see tulip cultivation
Propagate by lifting and separating offsets;see bulb propagation
Suggested planting locations and garden types
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants Rock Garden
Pruning Deadhead after flowering
Pests Can be damaged by slugs, aphids and stem and bulb eelworm, squirrels may eat bulbs
May be subject to tulip fire, tulip viruses and bulb rots
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