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Tulip Apeldoorn Elite
Tulip Apeldoorn Elite
Tulip Apeldoorn Elite
Tulip Apeldoorn Elite

Tulip 'Apeldoorn Elite'

Wonderfully warm tones.
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Cut Flower
Easy To Grow
RHS Garden Merit
  • A magnificent Darwin hybrid tulip, the largest flowers of all tulips!
  • Vibrant, fiery golden orange and crimson petals on tall, straight stems and ideal for cutting.
  • Very tough, coping incredibly well with cold, changeable spring weather.
  • Particularly hardy when left in the ground to naturalise and spread, or they can be dug up and stored over winter.
  • Supplied as 15 bulbs, size 11/12, ready to plant in autumn, growing to a height of 55 cm (22 in) and width of 15 cm (6 in).
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Product Description

‘Apeldoorn Elite’ is a Darwin hybrid tulip. These were introduced in the 1950s and are a cross between Darwin and Fosteriana tulips, producing the largest, most showy of all tulips whilst still keeping the classic shape. They are very tolerant of cold, changeable spring weather and warm spells too, and will grow just as well in partial shade as in full sun.

A very sturdy, tall tulip, ‘Apeldoorn Elite’ has stunning flowers in fiery colours with golden orange petals that have a broad orange-red stripe along the centre. A very striking combination and ideal for creating drifts of warm, vibrant spring colour. The big, long lasting flowers and strong, straight stems make them perfect for cutting too!
Fully deserving its coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, you can be sure that this is a proven garden performer, guaranteed to be suitable for UK gardeners at every level of experience. You can therefore plant this in the garden with confidence, for stunning displays for many years to come.

Tulips are very easy to grow and care for and Darwin varieties are particularly hardy when left in the ground after flowering, so you’ll get another wonderful display the following year as they slowly naturalise and spread, or they can be dug up and stored over winter before replanting the following spring.

Supplied as 15 bulbs, size 11/12, ready to plant in autumn, growing to a height of 55 cm (22 in) and width of 15 cm (6 in).

What Is Supplied

Item 600045 supplied as:

Supplied as 15 bulbs, size 11/12.

Harmful if eaten/may cause skin allergy.

Plant Information

Top Tips

  • Add mycorrhizal fungi to the roots before planting to encourage faster and more reliable establishment.

Care Guide

Planting Advice for your Tulip Bulbs

  • Plant bulbs at twice the depth of the height of the bulb and four times their width apart. e.g. 5cm tall bulbs need to be planted 10cm below the surface of the ground and 20cm apart.
  • Please check the bag for any additional planting instructions.
  • They are fine to plant even if a little green growth is showing, they’ll just need a good watering when you plant them, and then only when the soil is dry.
  • Leave them in the ground once they die back for flowers again next year.
  • While all the energy that a bulb needs in order to grow is stored in the bulb itself, they will do better if you feed them when in active green growth.
  • Plant in herbaceous borders, in pots, or leave in the ground to naturalise.
  • If planted in pots be sure to water frequently and keep moist.

Aftercare Advice

  • Tulips can be planted as late as November, but it’s best to get your bulbs in the ground so that they can establish a good root system before the weather becomes too cold.
  • Plant in herbaceous borders, in pots, or leave in the ground to naturalise.
  • Water frequently and if in pots ensure that the compost doesn't dry out.

Tidying your Tulips

  • Once flowering is over, it is important to leave the leaves on your tulips until they have died right down, usually by early summer. This allows the bulb to store food and produce flowers the following year.
  • While it is recommended that bulbs are dug up and dried in the summer sun, modern thought is that there is no real benefit from doing this and many gardeners now leave bulbs where they are.
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Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
55cm
15cm
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Tulip 'Apeldoorn Elite'
Tulip 'Apeldoorn Elite'
15 Bulbs
Item: 600045
Only £5.99