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Organic Tulipa praestans 'Zwanenburg' | 10 pcs.

Organic Tulipa praestans 'Zwanenburg' | 10 pcs.

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Organic Praestans tulip

The Tulipa praestans 'Zwanenburg' grows to about 30 centimeters high and blooms in April and May. produces multiple flowers per bulb. The flowers have an intense red color that immediately attracts attention. The 'Zwanenburg' has flowers that open in a star shape, with six petals that create a beautiful symmetrical shape.

The flowers are not only visually appealing, but also have a subtle scent that adds to the overall charm of this tulip.

How, where and when do I plant a Tulipa 'Zwanenburg'?

A tulip bulb is a flowerbulb that needs a cold period. The flowerbulb is best planted in the autumn from September so that it is in the ground during the winter and gets that cold period. When planting, maintain 2 to 3 times the height of the flowerbulb itself and in terms of width, maintain 2 to 3 times the width of the flowerbulb.

Plant them in a warm, sunny spot. She prefers a clay soil. If you have sandy soil, mix some clay minerals through the planting hole.

Care of the tulips

Give the 'Zwanenburg' a light organic diet in the spring, just after the shoots start to appear. Allow the foliage to die back completely after flowering before removing it. The foliage provides the bulb with energy for the next growing season. The foliage can be cut away after it has turned yellow and wilted.

If the flowerbulbs grow above the ground after a number of years, it is advisable to place them again in the autumn at the correct planting depth. A good guideline is to plant them at a depth of 2 to 3 times the height of the bulb.

Furthermore, they require little maintenance and have the ability to naturalize. They return faithfully every year and also multiply slightly.


As the 'Zwanenburg' develops, the original bulb can multiply by forming small flowerbulbs. In the autumn, when the plant is dormant, these small bulbs can be carefully separated from the mother bulb. The small bulbs can then be planted separately to create new plants.

Tulipa praestans 'Zwanenburg' can also be propagated from seed. After the flowers are pollinated, they develop seed pods. When these seed pods are ripe, the seeds can be collected. Sow the seeds in a well-drained seed or potting soil mixture and cover them lightly with a thin layer of soil. Keep the soil moist and place the seedlings in a bright location. It may take several years for the seedlings to mature enough to flower.

Propagating Tulipa praestans 'Zwanenburg' can take some time and patience. Dividing the bulbs is generally the fastest and most reliable method of obtaining new plants that are identical to the mother plant. Seed propagation can produce variation in traits because the offspring can differ genetically from the parent plant.

It is important to note that tulip bulbs are best propagated during the dormant period. This is usually in the fall, when the plant is dormant and the bulbs are dug up for storage or transplanting. Be sure to perform propagation methods with clean tools to avoid contamination or damage to the bulbs.

Origin of the Tulip

The Tulipa praestans 'Zwanenburg' is a cultivated species of the Tulipa praestans, a tulip species that naturally occurs in the mountainous region of Central Asia, especially in countries such as Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. The original Tulipa praestans has been known for centuries and has a rich history.

Organic Tulipa praestans 'Zwanenburg' - Skal NL-BIO-01 certified: 109459

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Flowering time: April - May
Planting time:
From September
Planting depth:
10 cm deep
Planting distance: 10 cm apart
30 cm high
Flower diameter: 10 cm wide
Partial shade, sun
Soil PH: Clay, loam, sandy soil - Slightly alkaline/neutral
Winter hardiness:
Good hardy
Propagation: Good (naturalizes)
Origin: Central Asia
Family: Liliaceae (lily family)
Group: Praestans
Colour: Red
Bee-friendly: Yes
Fragrant: No
Bulb size: 7+

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