They are easy to grow in a sunny well drained position, but prefer a southern cool spot in warmer districts. Plant the bulbs in well prepared soil, 6-8 cm deep and 10-15cm apart, ideally in bold clumps. If drainage is a problem, plant slightly shallower and mound the soil over them. Tip: Snap off the old flower heads to push their energy into bulb growth. Tulips are best lifted in November to December and kept in a cool dry place with air movement. Plant the bulbs again in April to May
Tulips love colder climates, but also do incredibly well in warmer climates (even as far North as the Cape!) - if you don’t have a cold climate like ourselves, we recommend chilling your Tulip Bulbs for 6 to 8 weeks prior to planting. This will trick them into thinking they are having their Winter period, and prolong their stems and Flowering period.
For a full overview of how to plant Tulips visit our Gardeners Guide.