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This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
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Other common names
Tulipa pulchella 'Odalisque'
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
'Odalisque' is a bulbous perennial, 10-15cm high, with linear leaves and flowers in early to mid spring. Pointed-tipped tepals are purplish-pink with a darker band on the outside and yellow bases
Toxicity Harmful if eaten, and may cause skin allergy
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 or East-facing
SoilLoam, Chalk, Sand
Time to ultimate height
Plant 15-20cm deep from mid-autumn to late autumn, in a rock garden or in containers, in fertile, preferably neutral or alkaline soil that is free-draining but also able to hold moisture when the bulbs are in full growth, in full sun and with shelter from strong winds; in summer, remove old yellow foliage, and keep soil dry; for more advice, see tulip cultivation
Propagate by division of offsets, re-planting the larger bulbs and growing on the smaller bulbs in a nursery bed, or by bulb propagation
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Cut Flowers Drought Resistant
Rock Garden Patio & Container Plants Gravel Garden Cottage & Informal Garden City & Courtyard Gardens
Pruning No pruning required
Pests May be affected by aphids, slugs, snails, and stem and bulb eelworms, and grey squirrels, mice and deer
May be affected by tulip fire disease, tulip grey bulb rot, and virus diseases; bulbs in storage may be affected by blue mould
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