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Tulip Pinocchio
Tulip Pinocchio

Tulip 'Pinocchio'

One of the earliest flowering tulips.
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Cut Flower
Easy To Grow
  • A fantastic dwarf tulip and one of the first to flower, beginning in March!
  • Big and beautiful bright red flowers with cream edging and striking, maroon striped foliage.
  • An excellent performer in patio pots and in borders, year after year, and excellent cut flowers
  • Tough enough to withstand windy spring weather.
  • Supplied as 15 bulbs, size 10/11, ready to plant in autumn, growing to a height of 20 cm (8 in) and width of 10 cm (4 in).
15 Bulbs - Item: 600306
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Product Description

‘Pinocchio’ are amongst the first tulips to come into flower, beginning in March. A dwarf variety, what they lack in stature they certainly make up for in colour from both their flowers and their foliage.

The leaves are grey-green and heavily striped with maroon, creating an instantly unusual and striking appearance. The flowers are stunning, with bright red petals edged in creamy white. The flowers, at about 10 cm (4 in) across, are surprising large in proportion to the plant’s height. They are an excellent choice rockeries or borders, where they will naturalise, growing in number year after year. They are ideal in patio pots and window boxes, and as these are a dwarf tulip, they will withstand strong spring winds better that taller varieties, looking perfect throughout their flowering period. Also, they’re wonderful cut flowers, perfect for brightening up your home.

Tulips are 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 year.

Supplied as 15 bulbs, size 10/11, ready to plant in autumn, growing to a height of 20 cm (8 in) and width of 10 cm (4 in).

What Is Supplied

Item 600306 supplied as:

Supplied as 15 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
20cm
10cm
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Tulip 'Pinocchio'
Tulip 'Pinocchio'
15 Bulbs
Item: 600306
Only £5.99