A superb gift idea for any lover of bold spring colour, this metal Tulip Trough will make a real impression and contains everything needed to grow a spectacular display of tulips on the patio, balcony or even on top of a wall. The rope handles and brushed white finish give a lovely rustic feel that looks wonderful in any style of garden.
Two tulip varieties are included, chosen to give the most sumptuous colour combination of vibrant orange with dark and dramatic maroon and they work beautifully together. They are Triumph tulips, a cross between two exceptional and successful varieties, Single Early and Darwin, resulting in exceptionally robust tulips with large, cup shaped flowers.
Plant the tulips in autumn, and as late as November, and they’ll bring a spectacular splash of colour to the garden in April and May. As the planter is reusable, once the tulips have finished flowering they can be replaced with summer planting, such as bedding or herbs.
Supplied as a metal planter with compost and 7 tulip bulbs, size 11/12, growing to a height of 40 cm (16 in) including:
- 3 x Tulip ‘Jimmy’ – An absolutely beautiful, scented tulip with rich orange petals flushed with coral pink.
- 4 x Tulip ‘Ronaldo’ – Incredibly deep maroon flowers, the colour or delicious red wine.