Tulips are popular spring flowers and belong in every flower garden where they stand out and impress with great variety and colors.
What are Tulips?
The tulips (Tulipa) form a genus of plants in the lily family (Liliaceae). The approximately 150 species are distributed in North Africa and across Europe to Central Asia. Numerous hybrids are used as ornamental plants in parks and gardens and as cut flowers.
How to Plant Tulips?
Tulips will thrive for years if you plant the bulbs expertly. An important quality feature of tulip bulbs is their size, because larger bulbs produce stronger plants with larger flowers. When buying, make sure that the bulbs is firm and undamaged.
Growing tulips in a pot?
In order for your tulips to start flowering with a vital growth advantage, you can prefer the tulip bulbs on the windowsill. This method is also recommended if voles infect your garden. For this purpose, fill used plastic pots halfway up with peat-free potting soil in mid-January. Then place the onions at a distance of 15 cm and fill up to 20-25 cm with the substrate.
Keep the soil slightly moist in a frost-free, bright location. The first leaves emerge from the substrate within a few weeks. If the tulips boast the first flower buds, put the flowers and the pots in the flower bed.
In which location do tulips thrive?
The vast majority of tulip varieties favor a sunny, warm and sheltered location. This applies explicitly to the elegant, elegant tulips that stretch up to 70 cm skyward. So that you can enjoy a colorful tulip blossom in partially shaded locations, put the robust wild varieties here. Thanks to their stable stems and low stature, many Tulips have no objection to a little wind.
When is the planting time for tulip bulbs?
Fall time is planting time for tulip bulbs. Impatient hobby gardeners start planting when the first leaves fall. This hurry is by no means an advantage for the messengers of spring. In fact, the ideal time window only opens when the floor has already cooled. Wait for the temperatures to drop below 10 degrees Celsius to put the onions.
Do tulips thrive in every earth?
Tulips do not accept all types of soil. To get the best out of the spring beauties, you should plant the tulip bulbs in neutral to alkaline (pH greater than 7) humus-rich soil with good water drainage.
How long is the flowering time?
The centuries-long cultivation of tulip bulbs resulted in a breathtaking variety of more than 4,000 varieties. As a welcome consequence, varieties with different flowering times have emerged. Combined correctly, the flowering time in your garden will last for many months. Early varieties such as Fosteriana and Kaufmanniana tulips bloom from March to April. Medium varieties, such as triumphal and Darwin tulips, are staged from April to May. The late beauties such as parrot and peony tulips delight us from May to June with their colors.
How to Propagate Tulips?
There are two methods of propagation available for growing tulips: vegetative propagation using brood bulbs and generative propagation by sowing seeds. In the hobby garden, the use of broilers dominates due to the rapid flow. To do this, bring the mother onions out of the ground in August / September in order to separate the daughter onions with a sharp knife. Then put the bulbs back into the ground elsewhere.
In contrast, sowing seeds requires a long patience. To do this, leave the ovary on the tulip flower after flowering. The ripe seed heads can be harvested two months later. After stratification (cold treatment), sow the seeds. It is not uncommon for 5 years and more to move into the country until the first bloom.