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What are 'botanical' or 'species' tulips?
Species tulips refers to those varieties which have not been bred or hybridised and remain essentially as they are found in nature. Botanical tulips are hybrids, but hybrids which remain very close to the original species. Neither of these terms refers ...FAQ
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Depth of planting
A basic rule is to plant at least twice as deep as the height of the bulb with a minimum depth of 2 inches or about 5 cm. Too shallow planting leads to poor, incomplete root development and short scrawny plants. Shallow planting also increases the risk of frost damage. Planting too deeply increases the chances of the bulb rotting and also weakens the growth considerably as it pushes upwards