Tulipa (3: Triumph Group) 'Shuin'
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2 years to reach maturity
This plant has a mild fragrance
Tulip 'Shuin' Overview
Tulip 'Shuin' produces tall creamy-white flowers that have deep purple edges, in mid-spring. These bulbs have sturdy stems resistant to windy gusts and can get to 45cm in height. They have earned a coveted Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit. 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 'Shuin' is classified as being a division 3: Triumph group tulip. This group flowers in mid to the late part of the season and produces single cup-shaped flowers that can be 6 cm (2.5") wide.
Common problems with Tulip 'Shuin'
Can suffer from Tulip fire and bulb rot diseases. Squirrels may dig up and eat the bulbs.
How to harvest Tulip 'Shuin'
Flowers can be cut for floral arrangements.
How to propagate Tulip 'Shuin'
Many hybrids have been developed by crossing special traits - sow seed in Autumn and keep moist.
Bulbs need to be planted pointed end up, 10 to 15 cm deep (4 to 6") in the colder months of late autumn.
Divide bulbs when dormant. A new small bulblet will take three years to develop into a flowering bulb.
Special features of Tulip 'Shuin'
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 'Shuin'
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.