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Bio Tulipa 'Saxatilis' (botanical) - Wild Tulip | 10 pcs.

Bio Tulipa 'Saxatilis' (botanical) - Wild Tulip | 10 pcs.

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Organic wild tulips

The wild tulip Tulipa 'Saxatilis' has lilac flowers with yellow markings on the inside of the petals, which when the flower is opened makes it look as if it has a yellow round spot in the center of the flower. The flowers have six petals that form a cup-shaped flower and are on short, sturdy stems of 15 centimeters high. As soon as the sun shines on the flowers in March and April, the flower opens with a beautiful, striking star shape, the ends of the pointed petals are slightly bent backwards, with a flower diameter of 5 centimeters.

It is not suitable as a cut flower, but it is a great filler in the border, but also beautiful in a low bowl, combined with blue grapes, for example!
A gem with a unique color combination that is a joy for pollinators such as bees!

How, where and when do I plant Tulipa saxatilis flowerbulbs?

The 'Saxatilis' flowerbulbs need a cold period. Therefore, plant it in the ground with the pointed side up in the autumn from September to January. For the planting depth, use 2 to 3 times the size of the flowerbulb itself and for the planting distance 2 to 3 times the width of the flowerbulb. In this case that is about 10 centimeters.

Choose a sunny to semi-shady spot in the garden and plant the bulbs in well-drained soil. They prefer a light soil, preferably with average fertility. The soil should not be too heavy or too clayey as this can restrict drainage and cause the bulbs to rot. (It is important that the soil does not remain too moist, especially during the bulbs' dormant period in summer).

Tip: If your soil is naturally heavy or clayey, you can add organic matter such as compost or well-rotted manure to improve soil structure and drainage.

Care of the wild tulips

Give the Tulipa 'Saxatilis' 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, but it also dies relatively quickly on its own.

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, it requires little maintenance and has the ability to naturalize. It returns faithfully every year and also multiplies slightly.

Origin of the Tulipa saxatilis

Tulipa 'Saxatilis' is a wild tulip that naturally occurs in various parts of Europe and Asia. It has a wide distribution, from the Mediterranean region (including Crete, Turkey and Greece) to Iran and Turkmenistan. The old name of the 'Saxatilis' is 'Candie', which was the old name of Crete.

"Saxatilis" is a Latin term used to indicate a plant growing in rocky places or in rock crevices. In the case of Tulipa 'Saxatilis', it means that this tulip species occurs naturally and thrives on rocky soils or in mountainous areas where the soil is often rocky. The term "Saxatilis" is derived from the Latin word "saxum", which means "rock". It also grows there in open grasslands and on dry, sandy soils.

Organic Tulipa 'Saxatilis' - Skal NL-BIO-01 certified: 109459

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Flowering time: March - April
Planting time:
From September
Planting depth:
7 cm deep
Planting distance: 7 cm apart
15 cm high
Flower diameter: 10 cm wide
Partial shade, sun
Soil PH: Loam or sandy soil - Slightly alkaline/neutral
Winter hardiness:
Very hardy
Propagation: Good (naturalizes)
Origin: Greece and surroundings
Liliaceae (lily family)
Group: Botanical (wild tulip)
Colour: Lilac with round yellow heart
Bee-friendly: Yes
Fragrant: No
Bulb size: 5+

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  • Bio Tulipa 'Muscadet'
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  • Bio Tulipa 'Royal Virgin'
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  • Bio Tulipa 'Siesta'
  • Bio Tulipa 'Sweetheart'
  • Bio Tulipa 'Sylvestris'
  • Bio Tulipa 'Tarda'
  • Bio Tulipa 'Tineke van der Meer'
  • Bio Tulipa 'White Rebel'
  • Bio Tulipa 'White Valley'
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