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Flower of the Month 2017 


Family: Liliaceae 

Bulb perennial Plant October - November for flowers March - May.  Height 4-28" depending on variety. 

Site: Full sun, ideal for beneath later leafing deciduous trees and shrubs i.e. magnolia staghorn and birch. 

Common names: Tulip.

Varieties include single, double, fringed, parrot and lily flowered.

Improve soil before planting with garden compost. Feed with blood fish and bone. Add a bed of gravel if soil is heavy.  Dwarf varieties are said to flower in subsequent years but up here in my own Yorkshire garden, bulbs generally need replacing each autumn.  Plant at twice the depth.

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