Elegant flowers and stripy leaves add long lasting colour and interest to spring borders and containers.
Tulip 'Johann Strauss' is named after the famous Austrian composer and will be part of a spring symphony in your garden when planted alone or mingled with other spring bulbs to create an orchestra of colour in a sunny border, rock garden or favourite container. Soft red and cream blooms appear from pointed green buds that sit nestled in the plant's leaves for weeks waiting for warmer weather to coax the petals open. Each flower will then open from a goblet shape into a star on warm days to reveal a bright lemon-yellow centre - perfect to direct bees to their pollen. Sturdy stems hold the flowers above fleshy leaves that are striped red, adding yet more interest and texture to planting schemes.
Although small in stature, this beautiful dwarf Tulip is very weather resistant performing brilliantly whatever the spring climate brings.
Plant Type: Spring Bulb
Hardiness: H7: Hardy - Very Cold Winter (Below -20C)
Plant Height & Spread (at maturity): 20cm x 15cm (Mature age: 2 Years)
Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Cream, Red
Fragrant Flower: No
Aromatic Foliage: No
RHS Award of Garden Merit: No
RHS Perfect for Pollinators: No
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Hazardous / Poisonous Information: Bulbs should not be eaten/skin irritant
Soil Type: Acid, Alkaline, Chalky, Loam, Sandy
Soil Drainage: Well Drained
Light Exposure: Full Sun
Planting Style: Cottage Garden, Informal Garden, Flower Beds & Borders, Containers, Courtyard Garden, Gravel & Drought Resistant Garden, Rock Garden
Season of Interest: Spring
Flowering (from - to): March - April
Dwarf Tulips grow best in a sunny position and in soil that's not too wet in winter. Either remove the pot and plant into well prepared soil by digging a hole twice the size of the pot or simply plunge the pot into a border or larger container and remove it once the flowers have been enjoyed. Plant bulbs during autumn in holes 2-3 times the depth of the bulb. Allow the flowers and leaves to die back naturally. Because Tulips die back after flowering (known as 'summer dormant') they require very little watering but keep containers watered in dry weather whilst they are flowering.