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Tulip, ‘Abba’

Abba’ is a glowing, tomato-red, double flowering tulip with dark red flames. ‘Abba’ has been described as “a lusty peony-flowered tulip so full-flowered and earthy, it’s called the ‘hot tomato’ tulip”. These fully double flowers make a big show with a lot of color impact, yet they retain their grace in the garden and in bouquets. Tulip ‘Abba’ also has a lovely, heady fragrance. These are terrific when planted in mass or in combination with Double Early Tulip ‘Monsella’.

Double Early, Peony Flowered Tulips: These are beloved tulips that have double flowers; short, sturdy stems; and an early flowering period. They can be used in many ways, but are especially favored for beds and containers where they produce brilliant color effects. On a sunny day when the flowers are entirely open, they measure about 3-4″ across.

The variety of colors available in this group is not as great as it is for other groups, however, its double flowering more than compensates for this.

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Plant Details +

Bulb Type Bulb
Size 12+ cm
Height 10-12"
Spacing 5"
Hardiness Zones 3-8
Exposure Full Sun-Partial Shade
Foliage Green
Flower Tomato-Red
Bloomtime April

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Planting/Care Instructions +

Easy to Grow: 1. Dig a hole 3-4 inches deep or two times the height of the bulb. 2. Set the bulbs firmly in place, with the pointed ends facing upward. 3. Cover the bulbs with soil and water thoroughly.

Planting Instructions: Grow in sun in informal groupings of 5 or more bulbs. Plant bulbs in fall 3-4 inches deep or about two times the height of the bulb and 5" apart in well-drained soil with plenty of humus. Remove old flowers leaving as much stem and foliage as possible until they die down.

When to Plant Outdoors: Product should be planted immediately after received in the fall. In extremely warm climates, plant when the ground cools. You may plant earlier or later as long as the ground is not too warm or frozen.