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Tulip 'Mystic Van Eijk'

Tulipa (4: Darwin Hybrid Group) 'Mystic van Eijk'

Also known as

Darwin Hydrid 'Mystic Van Eijk'

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H6

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

20cm

10cm

Min

2 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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

Bulbs need to be planted pointed end up, 10 to 15 cm deep (4 to 6") during the cold months of late autumn.

Division

Divide bulbs when dormant. A new small bulblet will take three years to develop into a flowering bulb.

Seed

Many hybrids have been developed by crossing special traits - sow seed in Autumn and keep moist.

Special features of Tulip 'Mystic Van Eijk'

Attractive flowers

Attracts useful insects

Bees are attracted to the flowers.

Drought resistant

Survive dry summers in bulb form.

Indoor plant

Can be grown indoors, place in high light areas but limit direct sunlight to early mornings.

Pot plant

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.

Ornamental

Grown for their colourful flowers.

Floristry

Grown commercially for the cut flower industry.

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