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    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 'Stresa' (12)

tulip 'Stresa'

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 'Stresa'

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  • Other common names tulip 'Stresa'

  • Synonyms Tulipa kaufmanniana 'Stresa'

  • Family Liliaceae

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

  • Horticultural Group Kaufmanniana Group tulips are small, often with purple-marked foliage, and have single, often bicoloured flowers in early spring

  • Details 'Stresa' is a compact bulb growing to 25cm in height, with grey-green leaves mottled with dull purple, and solitary red flowers, each tepal edged with pale yellow

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Columnar/Upright

  • Toxicity All parts may cause severe discomfort following ingestion

  • 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 West-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Chalk

    Sand

  • MoistureWell-drained

  • SoilLoam, Chalk, Sand

  • 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. Protect from excessive wet and shelter from strong winds

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 Deadhead after flowering

Pests Can be damaged by slugs, aphids and stem and bulb eelworm; squirrels may eat the bulbs

Diseases May be subject to tulip fire and bulb rots

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