As eye-catching as an exotic tropical bird, Tulip Estella Rijnveld is included in the so-called Parrot Tulip category. This old heirloom is a product of Dutch breeding and features feathery petals striped in white and deep scarlet with a hint of green. These are among the largest tulips at 50cm (20") tall, but they will still work in larger patio containers. Grow in full sun to partial shade and expect flowers in April and May. These are marvellous as cut flowers.
Six bulbs per package.
Bulbs are easy to plant and easy to grow. Flower Bulbs are broken down into two very general groups – Fall planting bulbs benefit from sitting in cold soil. Spring planting bulbs do not require cold soil to trigger flowering. Fall planting bulbs can be planted any time between late September and January, but most gardeners plant fall bulbs in October and November, about the same time you would plant garlic. Fall planting bulbs will bloom the following spring and early summer. Spring planting bulbs should be sunk into the ground in March and April. They tend to bloom later in the spring, into mid-summer. Follow along with this handy How to Grow Bulbs Guide and grow some colour.