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Tulipa 'Purple Dream' (6)

tulip 'Purple Dream'

A perennial bulb with broadly ovate green leaves. This tulip has goblet-shaped flowers, with rich violet petals and a white 'eye' at the base. Flowers are produced in mid to late spring, and stand to around 55cm high

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Colour & scent
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Botanical details
Family
Liliaceae
Native to the UK
No
Potentially harmful
Harmful, if, eaten;, skin, allergen., , Wear, gloves, and, other, protective, equipment, when, handling
Genus

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

Name status

Accepted

Horticultural Group
Lily-flowered Group tulips have goblet-shaped flowers with pointed, out-curving or reflexed tepals, and flower in late spring

How to grow

Cultivation

Plant bulbs in late autumn, at a depth of 10-15cm (4-6in) in fertile, well-drained soil. Choose a sunny position, with protection from strong winds and excess winter wet. Lift bulbs annually, once the leaves have died down, and ripen in a cool greenhouse, keeping dry over the summer. See tulip cultivation for more details

Propagation

Propagate by division, separating offsets in summer when bulbs are lifted. Replant the largest bulbs in autumn, and grow on smaller ones in a nursery bed for a year. See bulb propagation for more details

Suggested planting locations and garden types
Pruning

Deadhead after flowering and remove fallen petals

Pests

May be susceptible to slugs, aphids and stem and bulb eelworm; squirrels may eat the bulbs

Diseases

May be susceptible to tulip fire and bulb rot in poorly drained soil

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