A lovely early flowering kaufmmaniana tulip which can be one of the First to appear hence its name. The flowers are a carmine red edged white with mottled leaves. They only grow to 20cms tall so ideal for containers and rockeries as well as formal bedding displays. The best effect is achieved by planting in groups of 10 or more. Best planted in soils that are cooling down from late September onwards and that are free draining. Cultivate the soil to a depth of at least 20cms and plant tulips 10-15cms deep and 8cms apart with the pointy bit upwards. In containers planting depth can be as much as 15cms as the soil is much lighter and plant 5cms apart. Ideal to grow with muscaris, other early flowering dwarf tulips and anemone blandas.
Aspect: Semi shade to full sun
Soil Type: Free draining soils that are fertile