Tulipa urumiensis, or 'Tarda', produces an abundance of canary yellow, fragrant flowers with bright white, pointed tips – giving a cheerful 'egg yolk' appearance, set amid glossy, bright-green leaves.
Easy to grow and with short, sturdy stems of up to 15cm, this is a perfect choice for rock and gravel gardens and containers; it is equally happy in beds and borders – or even for populating grassy areas. A favourite for cut flowers, they look stunning in a vase.
Each clump has up to 6 star-shaped, blooms. With its pointed petals and open-cupped demeanour, the 'Tarda' variety is a more natural-looking tulip than its hybrid cousins.
An enduring favourite, this easy-to-grow ancient variety was first cultivated in the late 16th century.
These fully hardy tulips are best planted in a sunny or lightly shaded position, in rich, well-drained soil. Plant with other spring-flowering bulbs, perennials or shrubs to add a cheerful highlight to any colour scheme.
Supplied as a pack of 30 bulbs, size 6/7 for autumn planting.