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Tulip Dwarf - Red Riding Hood [V]

Genus: Tulipa.

Species: Tulipa greigii.

Planted ? Vistabile front path borders
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Full sun
Hardiness: Hardy
Soil type: Well-drained/light
Height: 30cm
Spread: 20cm
Time to plant: November to November
Flowering period:
March to May

This variety is low-growing, between 15-35cm (6-14in), with long-lasting bright flowers and very often leaves stained or striped with brown or crimson. Varieties bloom between late March and May. 'Red Riding Hood' is a typical instance of a vividly coloured and large-flowered dwarf hybrid, perfect for planting in rock gardens and at the front of borders. Greigii hybrids are more robust than many other tulips, and may be left permanently in the ground to multiply. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

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