Tulip 'Red Riding Hood'

Tulip 'Red Riding Hood' - Bulb

Tulipa greigii 'Roodkapje'  
Tulip 'Red Riding Hood' produces large crimson flowers which are eye-catching amidst the handsome variegated leaves. Tulips 'Red Riding Hood' are compact growing, making them ideal for planting in patio containers.
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As soon as possible after receiving the Tulip 'Red Riding Hood' bulbs they can be planted in the garden, a flower pot or in a planter. If not they must be kept in a frost-free area. Bulbs planted in a flower pot are not usually frost resistant. Plant the bulbs in a planting hole that is three times as deep as the height of the bulbs. A bulb of 5 cm should be planted in a 15 cm deep hole. The planting distance of Tulipa 'Red Riding Hood' is about 8 cm. Loosen the soil well and plant the bulbs with the point facing upwards. Refill the planting hole and avoid walking over the soil. Plant the tulips one by one with a small trowel or with a special bulb planter. For larger groups make a wider hole and plant more bulbs in it. The more flower bulbs planted, the greater effect the flowers will have. Plant the tulips in groups of at least 6 bulbs, or divide about 25 to 50 flower bulbs evenly over the garden border or flower bed.

Tulipa ‘Red Riding Hood’ in a pot

Tulipa 'Red Riding Hood' grows well in a flower pot or patio container. Make sure you use fresh potting compost and put a layer of gravel or hydro granules at the bottom of the pot. Place the bulbs in a planting hole three times as deep as the height of the bulb. A bulb of 5 cm should be planted in a 15 cm deep hole. The planting distance of the 'Red Riding Hood' bulbs in a pot is about 6 cm. To protect the bulbs grown in a pot against frost, move the pot to a frost-free area or cover it with bubble wrap. Water during dry periods. After flowering the bulbs can be planted in the garden.

Tulipa ‘Red Riding Hood’ flowers from April until May, which is slightly earlier than the large flowered tulips. You can therefore enjoy this wonderful tulip early in the season. The slim, bright crimson flowers are complemented by the variegated leaves. This compact tulip has rather short stems and is therefore very suitable for planting in flower pots or patio planters.

The flowers of the Tulipa 'Red Riding Hood' are at their best in the first year. That’s why we recommend each year adding new and extra bulbs to make your borders and pots even more colourful. Tulipa 'Red Riding Hood' grows best in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade.

Tulips in the Winter

Tulips that have not been planted are sensitive to frost but once planted out in the garden, they are perfectly hardy.
Tulips planted in pots are more sensitive and will need to be protected in one of the following ways:

  • Store your potted tulips in a frost-free area that doesn't get too warm - they do need the cold.
  • Wrap the pot(s) in bubble wrap for extra protection.
  • If you line their pot(s) with bubble wrap before adding soil and planting your bulbs, your tulips will already have some protection.


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Growth height: 30 cm

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