Double late tulips
Flowering period: late
Average plant height: 30-40 cm
Spacing between bulbs: 7.5 cm
Type of bulb: bulb
Landscape uses: beds, borders and cut flowers
Because of their shape, these tulips are also known as peony-flowered tulips. The flowers, which are always large and double, can easily reach a span of 10 cm across. Since the flowers can be damaged in extreme weather conditions (rain and wind), it is advisable to plant them in a sheltered location. Double late tulips perform exceptionally well in regions having cold winters and late springs. Certain cultivars are suitable for forcing indoors.
Most significant cultivars:
'Alegretto': red, yellow edge
'Angélique'*: pink, white-pink edge
'Bonanza': deep red, yellow edge
'Mount Tacoma': cream-white
'Upstar': ivory-white, flamed purple edge
'Wirosa'*: bordeaux-red, cream edge
* Excellent cultivars for forcing As is the case with most other tulip classes, these are also offered as mixed colours.