Tulip 'Mystic Van Eijk'
Tulipa (4: Darwin Hybrid Group) 'Mystic van Eijk'
Also known as
Darwin Hydrid 'Mystic Van Eijk'
2 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
Tulip 'Mystic Van Eijk' Overview
Tulip 'Mystic Van Eijk' produces large coral pink flowers from April onwards, and because of its tall elegance it is occasionally called a French tulip. Plant bulbs 3 times their own depth in autumn and only water during periods of drought. They prefer full sun and free draining sites making them perfect to plant in containers under winter displays ready for the following spring. Tulipa 'Mystic Van Eijk' is classified as a division 4: giant Darwin Hybrid, it produces single flowers in the middle or late part of the season. These flowers can be 6 cm (2.5") wide on plants that can get to 70cm (28") in height. This cultivar is protected under intellectual property laws by Plant Breeders' Rights. These provide the breeder of new plants exclusive control over the plant material for a set amount of time.
Common problems with Tulip 'Mystic Van Eijk'
Tulip bulbs can be eaten by squirrels and also suffer from tulip fire (rot).
How to harvest Tulip 'Mystic Van Eijk'
Generally not harvested but flowers are cut for floral arrangements.
How to propagate Tulip 'Mystic Van Eijk'
Bulbs need to be planted pointed end up, 10 to 15 cm deep (4 to 6") during the cold months of late autumn.
Divide bulbs when dormant. A new small bulblet will take three years to develop into a flowering bulb.
Many hybrids have been developed by crossing special traits - sow seed in Autumn and keep moist.
Special features of Tulip 'Mystic Van Eijk'
Attracts useful insects
Bees are attracted to the flowers.
Survive dry summers in bulb form.
Can be grown indoors, place in high light areas but limit direct sunlight to early mornings.
Tulips make beautiful potted flowers. Plant in well draining potting medium in enough sunlight to promote flowering. Plant close together for a stunning show.
Other uses of Tulip 'Mystic Van Eijk'
This easy bulb can be planted in containers for spring displays or scattered through borders for a naturized look. It's elegant appearance can provide architectural in urban courtyard gardens as well as bank or slopes of informal gardens.
Grown for their colourful flowers.
Grown commercially for the cut flower industry.
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Look for cultivars in the groups: 3 Triumph, 4 Darwin hybrid and 10 Parrot.