The arrival of the long-awaited spring is associated with beautiful sophisticated flowers with a thin aroma. These are precisely elegant tulips. One of the most popular varieties is “Barcelona”.
Gentle bright purple buds use for landscaping flower and to draw up stunning bouquets. It is worth considering the description of the variety and the peculiarities of its cultivation.
A bit of history
Historically graceful bright flowers hit Europe from Turkey in the XVI century. After 100 years of their breeding began to actively engage in the Dutch. Today, it is Holland that acts as a global leader in tulip exports. Russian gardeners love this bulbous culture, because beautiful gentle flowers symbolize the arrival of spring and give everyone the good mood.
Growing tulips – an interesting and quite laborious process. Caring for a flower with love and care, the gardener gets true aesthetic pleasure.
Variety “Barcelona” (Barcelona) was led in Holland and instantly caused genuine interest among Russian flowerflowers. The following characteristics can be attributed to the peculiarities of this plant:
- He is a representative of the triumph class (tall flowers with an elegant form of buds);
- It has a long period of flowering (late April – the beginning of May);
- Buds are dense, in the form of a glass (up to 7 cm);
- It has a saturated, sweet aroma;
- Inflorescences are large, bright pink;
- height reaches up to 60 cm;
- resistant to temperature drops.
On the modern flower market you can meet tulips called “Barcelona Beauty”. This variety is different lighter color of buds. As a rule, tender-pink flowers are used to compile the “spring” bouquets, combining them with roses and peonies.
Amazing tulips “Barcelona” look awesome not only in the plots, but also in the home atmosphere.
In the south of Russia, Barcelona blooms in the last days of April or in early May. In the middle lane, bloom begins after frosts. This grade is perfectly combined with snow-white daffodils, as well as other tulips of various colors. Tulips landing are carried out in the autumn period when the soil temperature reaches no more than +10 degrees (late September or beginning of October).
Lukovitsa “Barcelona” planted in loose, excellent drained ground to a depth of 20 cm. The plot on which the beautiful flowers will bloom, should be sunny, without drafts. Increased moisture in places of landing triumph tulips can lead to their death.
“Barcelona” will get to grow in a greenhouse. For example, putting “Barcelona” in November, the gardener will enjoy elegant flowers for March 8. The bulbs are planted in comfortable, spacious containers using a sterile substrate.
Soil from other plants is not recommended.
Immediately before boarding the bulb, “Eyes” from scales and planted in the soil (3 cm depth). The distance between them should be 2 cm. After the bulbs they sprinkle the earth and abundantly moisturize. Note that the soil should not disappear. Then the container is cleaned into the dark, cool place. The region of rooting is up to 22 weeks. At the expiration of this period on the surface of the soil, a sprout with a bud should appear.
Box with sprouted bulbs send to greenhouse 3 weeks before the expected flowering dates. Three days The temperature in it should be 14 degrees of heat, then it increases to +18 degrees. In addition, the soil in which tulips grow, It is necessary to constant moisturizing, and also weeding and feeding. For watering use warm water.
As for feeding, then Barcelona is primarily necessary nitrogen. The first subcutter of the open soil is made with the appearance of sprouts, the second is scheduled for flowering time.
And you can also additionally fertilize the soil of Calilation or Zinc. They will improve the appearance of shoots and will be favorably affected by the formation of bulbs.
Tulips are cut when buds do not yet have rich coloring and are in a closed state. They are promptly placed in cold water container (+ 2- + 4 degrees) and put in the refrigerator. Thus, Barcelona will retain a blooming view for 7 days. In the absence of moisture, triumph tulips are packaged in plastic boxes and remove into a cool place.
On the main rules for planting tulips of the Barcelona variety, see the following video.