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Tulip Princess Irene
Tulip Princess Irene
Tulip Princess Irene
Tulip Princess Irene
Tulip Princess Irene

Tulip 'Princess Irene'

Flaming hot flowers to heat up your spring garden!
Scented / Fragrant
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Cut Flower
Easy To Grow
  • Spectacular flowers in bright orange with stunning purple patterning and a sweet fragrance.
  • Incredibly long lasting blooms, each one looking like a flame. Ideal for patio pots, windows boxes and flower borders.
  • Robust short-stemmed tulips that will withstand windy spring weather and excellent for cutting.
  • Returning every spring, they can either be left in the ground or dug up and stored over winter.
  • Supplied as 12 bulbs, size 10/11, ready to plant in autumn, growing to a height of 30 cm (1 ft) and width of 10 cm (4 in).
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Product Description

Taking its name from Princess Irene of the Netherlands, this spectacular tulip is a sight to behold. Its flowers are incredibly bright orange and purple and look like flames dancing about the broad green leaves. What’s more, they have a lovely, sweet fragrance too.

These amazingly vibrant tulips will certainly warm up your spring planting at a time of year when hot colours can be hard to come across and as short-stemmed varieties they have the advantage of being much less affected by high winds than their taller cousins which can be blown over in bad weather. They look spectacular planted in groups, especially in pots on a patio or as a welcome next to the front door, or in borders in front of taller spring flowers. They are also great cut flowers and perfect for brightening up your home.

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 can be left in the ground after flowering as long as it’s well drained, so you’ll get another wonderful display the following, or they can be dug up and stored over winter before replanting the following spring. However, it should be noted that ‘Princess Irene’ Does not naturalise well.

Supplied as 12 bulbs, size 10/11, ready to plant in autumn, growing to a height of 30 cm (1 ft) and width of 10 cm (4 in).

What Is Supplied

Item 600067 supplied as:

Supplied as 12 bulbs, size 10/11.

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
30cm
10cm
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Tulip 'Princess Irene'
Tulip 'Princess Irene'
12 Bulbs
Item: 600067
Only £5.99