Within the varieties of tulips, there are some that stand out for their beauty. One of them is the Angelica tulip. It is a very striking flower for the garden.
But what do you know about this one? Discover what are the characteristics of the Angelica tulip as well as the care it needs so that it can adorn your garden for several years.
How is the tulip Angelica
Angelica tulip, also called Angelique tulip, it is one of the most beautiful you can have in the garden. Also one of those that give a more delicate and innocent bearing, hence it should be used to give a fresh and tender touch in the garden.
And it is that this tulip has double pink flowers that are very delicate. They flower between April and May, being the month of May when it will have more flowering.
The plant reaches about 45 centimeters tall. and its origin is in Europe and Asia.
Angelica tulip care
There is not much more information about the Angelica tulip. But we do want to give you a practical guide so that you can have it in the garden.
location and temperature
The first thing you should know about the Angelica tulip is that you can plant it both in the garden and in a pot. Normally, it is planted in autumn so that it can spend some hibernation time. and I can, in spring, get ahead.
You must make sure that the location is one with plenty of direct sun. We are talking about a minimum of 7 hours of direct sunlight. This will also help a lot in getting it to bloom properly.
As for temperatures, the heat has no problem resisting it. And neither is the cold, as long as it remains above 5ºC. If the temperatures drop by more than that amount, and they are maintained over time, it can cause a problem since it will weaken the plant and it could be more difficult for it to germinate in spring or to flower.
The Angelica tulip needs a light soil to prevent it from compacting and damaging the bulb or roots. We recommend that you use a soil that has a pH between 6 and 7.
The best substrate that you could put is alkaline with some coarse sand and topsoil with which the water is well oxygenated.
One of the things you should keep in mind is that, over time, The pH can vary and that is why it is convenient that, from time to time, you check that the pH is adequate. In case it is more acid, it is best to apply a little lime.
You can create a mixture with a little universal substrate, earthworm humus, coarse sand and topsoil. In some cases, a little manure is also added to help with the fertilization, especially if the soil you use is rather poor.
In general, tulips are not too demanding when it comes to water. And this much better. It does not need much water, regardless of whether it is planted in a pot or in the garden. It does need to be watered often to keep the soil moist (you can add a little worm humus so that when watering the soil is kept moist).
To give you an idea, you should water between 1-2 times a week during spring and summer. And when it has bloomed, You just have to keep the soil moist until it withers on its own. From that moment you will no longer have to water it.
One of the facts that you should keep in mind about the Angelica tulip is that it is only for one use. That is it is planted once and when it finishes flowering the bulb is discarded. That is why it is not usually paid during the summer.
Only if the soil looks too bad (which is not usually the case because it is usually planted the same year), you can use a little compost mixed in the irrigation water (but only sporadically).
The pruning of the Angelica tulip is based only on cutting the withered flowers, since these tend to consume many nutrients and energy. Therefore, if you cut them, you can achieve a new bloom. From those withered flowers you can take the seeds and, thus, have to plant the following year.
Once flowering is over and the leaves dry, all you have to do is cut them and remove the bulb to discard it. However, you can always try planting it the following year. But we do not assure you that it will go ahead.
Plagues and diseases
Among the pests and diseases that the Angelica tulip can have, the most common are wilting (before flowering), lack of watering or brown spots.
For his part, The most common pests are usually snails, slugs and aphids. In this case, to treat it, it is best to prevent pests from attacking the tulips and, if they are already there, you should use neem oil or similar to clean the leaves and stems.
The propagation of the Angelica tulip, as we have mentioned before, It can be done by seeds, which you collect from the withered flowers. However, it is not the only possibility you have.
Another way to reproduce the Angelica tulip is through the bulb itself. When this develops during the summer It is normal for offspring to appear. When you dig it up after the summer you can take advantage of it and cut the suckers. Let them dry for a few days for the wound to heal and then plant them in a pot with soil.
You have to protect the bulb from low temperatures (for example, with a thermal mesh so that the earth stays warm). You will have to keep the soil moist and, after 2-3 years, you will be able to see that they flower.
With these keys you can surely try and buy a plant of this Angelica tulip to plant it in your garden or have it in a pot and enjoy the flowers it gives. Do you dare to have it?