Tulipa 'Orange Princess' (Double Tulip) Potted Bulb 1l

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Tulip

This beautiful variety brings a jolt of incredibly rich colour to let you know that spring really has sprung.

If you crave colour after the long, dark winter months, Tulip 'Orange Princess' is the plant for you. Move aside, demure white cherry blossom and shrinking violets, here's a brazen shock of orange, overlaid with warm pinks and, interestingly, streaks of green on the outer petals. This might sound like a strange combination, but seen together on these almost peony-like, multi-petalled ('double') flowers, it really does work. In common with other tulips, its depth of colour really shines out in the garden, combining beautifully with many other plants. Wallflowers and forget-me-nots are classic partners, or if you fancy something perennial so you won't have to replant every year, try Brunnera or Aquilegia (Columbines).

A pick-me-up plant that brings energy and liveliness to spring gardens.


Please note that the pot in the photograph is for illustrative purposes only and is not supplied with the plant.

Key Features

Plant Type: Spring Bulb

Hardiness: H6: Hardy - Very Cold Winter (-20C to -15C)

Plant Height & Spread (at maturity): 30cm x 20cm (Mature age: 2 Years)

Foliage Colour: Green

Flower Colour: Orange, Pink, Green

Fragrant Flower: Yes

Aromatic Foliage: No

RHS Award of Garden Merit: Yes

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

Plant Care & Advice

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.