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Tulip Pretty Princess

Tulip Pretty Princess

Tulip 'Pretty Princess' is a strain of one of the most oldest & popular tulip varieties ever grown and cultivated in the Netherlands, named Tulip Princess Irene.

Many different types have come out of Tulip Princess Irene such as red, yellow and even double varieties.

One of our most respected growers in the Netherlands found a soft pink variety in the fields and started breeding and multiplying this new pink tulip into the newly prized variety 'Pretty Princess'.

It often takes generations to produce sufficient planting stock in order to offer a new tulip to the market. After several years of testing and cultivation, we are very proud to offer this Triumph Tulip Pretty Princess to our customers.

Tulip Pretty Princess has a soft pink color combined with darker pink flames starting from the bottom just like the mother variety Tulip Princess Irene.

The foliage has a pure white edging which makes this tulip complete and very distinctive. Pretty Princess is a strong and sturdy plant, making this variety perfectly suitable for indoor forcing in pots or containers.

We supply top size bulbs for optimal performance 12/+ CM.

Tulip Pretty Princess

Tulip 'Pretty Princess' is a strain of one of the most oldest & popular tulip varieties ever grown and cultivated in the Netherlands, named Tulip Princess Irene.

Many different types have come out of Tulip Princess Irene such as red, yellow and even double varieties.

One of our most respected growers in the Netherlands found a soft pink variety in the fields and started breeding and multiplying this new pink tulip into the newly prized variety 'Pretty Princess'.

It often takes generations to produce sufficient planting stock in order to offer a new tulip to the market. After several years of testing and cultivation, we are very proud to offer this Triumph Tulip Pretty Princess to our customers.

Tulip Pretty Princess has a soft pink color combined with darker pink flames starting from the bottom just like the mother variety Tulip Princess Irene.

The foliage has a pure white edging which makes this tulip complete and very distinctive. Pretty Princess is a strong and sturdy plant, making this variety perfectly suitable for indoor forcing in pots or containers.

We supply top size bulbs for optimal performance 12/+ CM.

Quick Facts:

Tulip Pretty Princess is a strain of Tulip Princess Irene and shares the same excellent growing habits and characteristics.
Beautiful soft pink with darker pink flames.
White edged foliage!
Excellent for indoor forcing. 

Shipping Info:

Sold out for 2016

Detail

Additional Information

Flower Color Pink
Common Name Tulip
Botanical Name Tulipa Triumph Pretty Princess
Light Requirements Partial shade / Full sun
Bloom Time Mid to Late Spring
Estimated Mature Height 12-14" tall
Optimal planting spread 3-6" wide
Planting Season Autumn
Planting Depth 6-8 Inches deep
Soil Moisture Average
Description

Details

Triumph Tulips are the result of a cross between the Single Early Tulips and some of the later flowering varieties. Triumph Tulips are the largest and most important class of tulips. They grow in every shade possible for tulips, including some marvelous pastels. They are particularly prized for their beautiful and traditional "tulip" flower shape. Triumph Tulips have sturdy stems, which allows them to stand up well to bad weather. They make excellent cut flowers as they have a long vase life. Finally, many consider them to be the absolute best type of tulip for indoor forcing. Triumph Tulips have an height of 12-16 Inches. Bulb Size: 12/+ cm
How-To-Guides

Tulip Pretty Princess

Did you know that there are over 3,000 unique varieties of tulips?! Tulips were first introduced to Europe in 1559 and over the next 100 years led to a speculative craze in which single tulip bulbs were sold for over 10 times the annual income of a skilled craftsman.
Today tulips are loved for their beautiful, upright flowers and gorgeous array of colors.

How to Grow Tulip Bulbs:

1. In the Fall, choose a spot that is mostly sunny or has only light shade. Also make sure that the location has fairly good drainage and does not tend to get waterlogged.

2. Planting tulip bulbs is fairly simple. Bulbs look much like a small onion, sometimes with a spike or point on one side and sometimes with wiry roots growing out of one. Plant with the spike pointing up.

3. Follow the rule of thumb when planting bulbs and give the bulbs at least 2 times their height of soil above them. Dig a 6-7 inch hole, drop the bulb into it and cover with soil. 

4. Regarding the spacing between bulbs, if planting in beds, leave approx 5-6 inches between each bulb. If you are planting in containers, you can cluster them a little closer together. 

5. After planting, water well so that the soil above the bulbs settles.

6. Tulip bulbs will flower in the spring. After the flowers die back in late spring or early summer, let the plant enjoy a drier, warmer rest period. After leaves die back, stop watering so that the bulb can rest.

7. In cooler zones, you can leave the tulip bulbs in the ground over winter so that they can receive their required period of winter cooling in order to flower the following Spring.

Shipping Info

WHEN WILL THIS ITEM SHIP?

Fall Planted bulbs are shipped from September through December.

Orders placed before Sept 15:
Expect your order to arrive mid September at your location.
Orders placed Sept 15 to Dec 15:
Orders are shipped the same week that they are placed.

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