Tulip Slawa ® 11/12 cm
Delivery: From end August
Deep maroon, fading to copper orange which fades to silver-white as the flower matures. Tulip Slawa (Muvota) is unique in its colouring; this seductive beauty will bring many admiring glances. This colour changing tulip bulb is close in colour to Gavota.
|Colour||Maroon, Orange, White|
|Delivery||From end August|
|Height (Mature plant)||40 cm|
|Month of Blooming||April (Late)|
|Planting Time||Autumn, Winter|
|Planting density (per m2)||60-100|
|Planting position||Middle, Back, Containers|
|Size||11 - 12cm Bulb|
|Special Features||Good for Cut Flowers|
|Suitable for Pots||Yes|
|Type of Soil||Fertile, Well Drained|
Has Tulip Slawa surpassed its parent strain of Gavota in popularity? Gavota has been such an iconic tulip for a very long time with its distinctive maroon and yellow markings. Tulip Slawa has inherited the markings but created a much more subtle and potentially useable flower when mixing with other colours.
The key to mixing flowers
- Choose colours that harmonise
- Look carefully at the flowering time
- Select taller tulips and lift the bulbs if you are cutting them
- Mix groups such as double and single tulips to give a variety of textures and shapes
Tulip Slawa is a triumph tulip. It will flower in the middle of spring in late April along with other triumph tulips.
It has a long stem of 40cm or more and sits nicely in the centre of beds or as part of a large container display.
Plant tulips in well draining soil. The bulbs do not like to sit in water over winter. You can add grit to your soil. We prefer a blend of compost, sand and topsoil for a healthy mix.
Position in full sunlight, although they will look amazing in dappled sunlight through the sparse and emerging canopy of trees.