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Tulip Red Riding Hood
Tulip Red Riding Hood
Tulip Red Riding Hood
Tulip Red Riding Hood
Tulip Red Riding Hood
Tulip Red Riding Hood
Tulip Red Riding Hood
Tulip Red Riding Hood

Tulip 'Red Riding Hood'

Eye-catching scarlet red blooms to brighten up your spring garden
Grows to
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10 cm
40 cm
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RHS Garden Merit
RHS Garden Merit
Perfect In Pots
Perfect In Pots
Winter Hardy
Winter Hardy
Cut Flower
Cut Flower
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow

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20 Bulbs
Item: 600027
£9.99
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40 cm
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  • Probably the most widely grown of all dwarf tulips and is a top choice for planting in pots.
  • Bright red flowers with contrasting dark mottled purple striped foliage.
  • Tulips are one of the most popular bulbs to give a fresh, vibrant spring colour to your garden.
  • They also make great cut flowers to brighten up the house.
  • Supplied as a pack of 20 bulbs, ready for planting.
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Probably the most widely grown of all dwarf tulips and is a top choice for planting in pots. Tulip 'Red Riding Hood' has striking bright red flowers with contrasting dark mottled purple striped foliage.

Tulips are one of the most popular bulbs as they are great when planted with many different and contrasting colour variations to create a vibrant spring look. Try planting 'Red Riding Hood' with 'Triumph White' for an eye-catching display. They also make perfect flowers for cutting - just cut the long stems, bring indoors and display in vases on windowsills or mantelpieces.

This fully hardy perennial tulip is easy to grow and will naturalise well among grass if left in the ground. Mix with contrasting colours for dramatic effect.

They are best planted in groups in borders or pots. Place in a sunny or lightly shaded position in rich, well-drained soil.

Supplied as a pack of 20 bulbs ready for planting.

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Item 600027 supplied as:

Supplied as a pack of 20 bulbs ready for planting, size 10/11. *Harmful if eaten, skin irritant

Top Tips

Which way up? Usually pointy end up, but if you are not sure, plant the bulb on its side and it will eventually right itself.

Care Information

Planting Advice for your tulip bulbs:

  • Plant bulbs at twice the depth of the height of the bulb and four times their width apart. e.g. 5cm tall bulbs need to be planted 10cm below the surface of the ground and 20cm apart.
  • Please check the bag for any additional planting instructions.
  • They are fine to plant even if a little green growth is showing, they'll just need a good watering when you plant them, and then only when the soil is dry.
  • Leave them in the ground once they die back for flowers again next year.
  • While all the energy that a bulb needs in order to grow is stored in the bulb itself, they will do better if you feed them when in active green growth.
  • Plant in herbaceous borders, in pots, or leave in the ground to naturalise.
  • If planted in pots be sure to water frequently and keep moist.

Aftercare Advice for your tulip bulb collection:

  • Tulips can be planted as late as November, but it's best to get your bulbs in the ground so that they can establish a good root system before the weather becomes too cold.
  • Plant in herbaceous borders, in pots, or leave in the ground to naturalise.
  • Water frequently and if in pots ensure that the compost doesn't dry out.

Tidying your Tulips:

  • Once flowering is over, it is important to leave the leaves on your tulips until they have died right down, usually by early summer. This allows the bulb to store food and produce flowers the following year.
  • While it is recommended that bulbs are dug up and dried in the summer sun, modern thought is that there is no real benefit from doing this and many gardeners now leave bulbs where they are.

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