Tulip 'Orange Cassini'
Tulipa (3:Triump Group) 'Orange Cassini'
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2 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Tulip 'Orange Cassini' Overview
Tulip 'Orange Cassini' produces tall double orange-red coloured flowers with a paler orange flush. Plant bulbs three 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 ready for the following spring. Tulipa 'Orange Cassini' is classified as being a division 3: Triumph group tulip. This group flowers in the mid to late part of the season and produces single cup shaped flowers that can be 6 cm (2.5") wide.
Common problems with Tulip 'Orange Cassini'
Can suffer from Tulip fire and bulb rot diseases. Squirrels may dig up and eat the bulbs.
How to harvest Tulip 'Orange Cassini'
Flowers can be cut for floral arrangements.
How to propagate Tulip 'Orange Cassini'
Divide bulbs when dormant. A new small bulblet will take three years to develop into a flowering bulb.
Bulbs need to be planted pointed end up, 10 to 15 cm deep (4 to 6") in the colder months of late autumn.
Many hybrids have been developed by crossing special traits - sow seed in Autumn and keep moist.
Special features of Tulip 'Orange Cassini'
Attracts useful insects
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 'Orange Cassini'
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.