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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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Tulipa are bulbous perennials with characteristic flowers, in a wide range of colours, in spring
Miscellaneous tulips include all species and hybrids not otherwise classified
T. biflora is a perennial bulb 10cm tall, producing one or two grey-green leaves, and fragrant, star-shaped flowers 4cm across, borne singly or in twos or threes from late winter. The white petals are golden-yellow at the base and flushed grey on the undersides
Europe, Asia, Africa
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 West-facing
SoilLoam, Sand, Chalk
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Up to 10 cm
Time to ultimate height
Needs a warm, sunny position with sharp drainage and protection from excessive wet, summer or winter. Best in a rock garden, raised bed or alpine house. See tulip cultivation
Propagate by lifting and separating offsets
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Patio & Container Plants Gravel Garden Rock Garden City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden
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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