Thompson & Morgan's New Product Development Manager, Michael Perry, has given us some expert hints and tips on tomorrow's fantastic giant tulip Today's Special Value. Michael has worked for Thompson & Morgan for ten years, which makes him a bit of a flower genius!
"These tulips are a wonderful investment plant as they will flower in their first year of planting and then continually flower spring after spring. This collection is one of the biggest tulip flowers in the market with extremely strong stems – so they really are a must for QVC customers!
This amazing collection will give your garden vibrant beauty to mark the start of spring. Make sure you look closely for the colour changing variety ‘El Nino’. This starts off as a succulent golden yellow with a deep orange stripe that almost looks as if a flame is tickling the centre of each petal. As the flower ages the yellow matures into a dazzling blend of orange, salmon, rose and flickers of yellow.
What better colours to complement ‘El Nino’ than the blushes of the soft pink, almost white-edged ‘Algarve’ and the brilliant red giant ‘Casa Granda’ that produces fascinating foliage of deep maroon and purple streaks flickering across the leaves.
Not only will this collection look wonderful planted ‘en masse’ in your beds, borders and patio containers, but they also look breath-taking in your home as the cut flowers will last for over a week! Plus they are so easy to look after – these tulips require no special treatment as all the strength and goodness is in the bulb."
Tune in on Tuesday 20th Spetember to see this fabulous tulip Today's Special Value!