Orange Princess is a double sport of the very popular single early tulip Princess Irene. The flowers are a nasturtium Orange, flamed garnet red. The inside petals are nasturtium orange and brownish red with a canary yellow base.
Double late tulips have large double flowers, often commonly called Peony flowering tulips. Double late tulips flower taller and much later than their early counterparts and are very useful in borders of the garden. They can of course also be used in tubs, pots and containers and put to great effect if planted in groups of 10 or more. Cultivate the soil before planting to a depth of 20cms, plant bulbs 10cms deep (upto 15cms in sandy soils) Soils should be free draining so in heavier soils add grit or well rotted humus matter to help with drainage. It is traditional to plant tulips in October when the ground starts to cool down. If this is a concern do not worry if you plant them earlier or later as they will still grow well.
Tulips do benefit from using bulb starter when first planting and if you can loosen the soil to a depth of 20cms that would also be helpful to the root development. Will work really well when planted with annuals, muscari and late daffodils.
AGM= This variety has also been awarded a Garden Merit (AGM) by the RHS as it does perform really well in all aspects of the garden.
Aspect: Best grown in full sun to partial shade.
Soil type: Fertile, well drained soils that do not become excessively wet. Neutral to alkaline soils preferred.
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