A truly tasty tulip with vibrant yellow and red flowers - it really lives up to its name!
Like the first ice cream van of the year, this tulip is always a welcome sight. 'Ice Lolly' is the perfect name for such a luscious-looking flower - its fruity yellow petals are blushed with an equally rich red that makes you just want to eat it (please don't!). Like most tulips, it combines brilliantly with the many small blue-flowered bulbs that flower in spring, such as grape hyacinths (Muscari), scillas and hyacinths, as well as the classic forget-me-nots and wallflowers combination. What could say 'spring' any louder?
A cheerful tulip to bring a ray of sunshine to even the gloomiest spring day
Hardiness: H6: Hardy - Very Cold Winter (-20C to -15C)
Plant Height & Spread (at maturity): 25cm x 15cm (Mature age: 2 Years)
Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Yellow, Red
Fragrant Flower: No
Aromatic Foliage: No
RHS Award of Garden Merit: No
RHS Perfect for Pollinators: No
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Hazardous / Poisonous Information: Bulbs should not be eaten/skin irritant
Soil Type: Acid, Alkaline, Chalky, Loam, Sandy
Soil Drainage: Well drained
Light Exposure: Full Sun
Planting Style: Informal Garden, Containers, Flower Beds & Borders, Urban Garden, Courtyard Garden, Cottage Garden
Season of Interest: Spring
Flowering (from - to): April - May
Tulips grow best in a warm sunny position, in fertile, well-drained soil. Either remove the pot and plant into well prepared soil by digging a hole twice the size of the pot, or simply plunge the pot into a border or larger container and remove it once the flowers have been enjoyed. Plant the bulbs in late autumn or early winter, 10-15cm deep and at least 10cm apart. Cover the bulbs with soil, and you can forget all about them until spring! With their vibrant blooms held on narrow stems, tulips are ideal for dotting through garden borders, adding accents of colour wherever they go. They do really well in pots too - or grow a row or two in the vegetable patch or allotment, and use them as cut flowers. Plant generous numbers of them for maximum impact. Tulips will give their very best if grown somewhere away from strong winds that can sometimes bash the petals. Planted in a sheltered spot its colourful flowers are sure to enchant you for weeks on end.