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A sport of the Tulip 'Princess Irene', Hermitage tulips have even bigger blossoms each petal of which has a central purple flare. The petals themselves are hard to describe in words. They are fiery tangerine plus mandarin red, plus orange plus a bit of pink. It all sounds a bit much but the effect is truly beautiful. The flowers are shaped like a goblet and make the most eye-catching show in April/May looking for all the world like firebrands. Just a fabulous addition to our range of tulip bulbs for sale.
Hermitage is a Triumph tulip and in common with most members of the group it has a sturdy stem which makes it a good cutting flower. Tulips as a group do not really like windy spots, but if you are going to try, then this is the one to bet on.
Tulips are generally best grown in borders and containers. They like richer soils with good drainage.
Give Hermitage a bit of room when planting - we recommend leaving 6-8 cms between bulbs which equates to about 50 per sq. metre. The planting depth should be at least three times deeper than the bulb is tall. The pointy end is the top...
If you want to keep your tulips for the following year, plant them DEEP (20 cms is fine) and deadhead as soon as the flowers fade. Many varieties will stay in the ground and multiply happily, but if you are in doubt, it is a good idea to lift them when the foliage has withered. Dry them off in a dark, dry, cool place, remove any dried soil and store them (in the dark at a low room temperature) in a tray or net, having first removed any diseased or damaged bulbs. Replant the following October/November.
Applying a high potash fertiliser during the growing season improves the flowering performance the next year. Lift and divide clumps of tulips if flowering is poor.
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Delivery: The basic delivery charge for orders of bareroot plants is £6.50 + vat, which increases to £12.55 + vat if you add any pot-grown plants, standard trees or fruit trees to the order.
Because couriers sometimes experience delays, we schedule delivery by week, not by day. Therefore, please plan your planting day for the weekend at the end of the delivery week or for the week following delivery, at the earliest.
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Guarantee: If any plants die within a year, we will replace them. We only ask that you follow our planting & growing instructions and sent us clear photographs of the dead plants in situ, so we can help to make sure that the replacement plants succeed. You only pay for the delivery of the replacements.
Please note that our guarantee is void if there is a hosepipe ban in your area: your newly planted hedging must be watered in dry weather while it is establishing. The best way to water is very thoroughly every few days: at least once a week if there is no heavy rain.
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