Tulip Abu Hassan: what does it look like and what care does it need?

Tulip Abu Hassan Organic Source_Bulbs

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Have you ever heard of the Abu Hassan tulip? This is one of the orange flowering tulips that will catch your eye the most. But how are you?

Below we will talk about the characteristics of this plant as well as the care it needs to be healthy and provide your garden with fire-colored flowers. Want to know more?


How is the Abu Hassan tulip

Tulip Source_Alan Buckingham

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The Abu Hassan tulip can be translated as the “turban” tulip, for the flowers it throws resemble a turban. However, it is not what characterizes this plant the most, but the orange-red, or orange-red color, which makes us think of a fire or a fire. This one in your garden makes it one of the most striking you can plant.

The height of the plant is between 30 and 50 centimeters, although it is normal for it to be about 45 cm maximum. As for the stem, it is bluish green, while the leaves are bright green and the flower is intense red with orange on the edge (although it can also turn yellow). What is clear is that it simulates a flame, that is why many use it as a symbol of a love that blooms and continues to burn for the other person.

Abu Hassan Tulip Care

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If you plan to have the Abu Hassan tulip in your garden, the first thing you need, besides getting light bulbs, is to know what care he is going to need. The truth is that it does not differ much from other varieties of tulips, but so that you have it as a guide, here is what we can tell you.

location and temperature

The Abu Hassan tulip needs a lot of sun. At least 7 hours of direct sunlight. Therefore, the best location you can give this plant is outdoors. You can put it in a pot or plant it in the garden, on a terrace, a balcony or similar, but always with as much light as possible because that way you will make it flourish much more.

Now, in the case of temperatureSince we are talking about a tulip, it will not have a problem with heat. But in the case of cold, where other tulips can suffer, in the case of hybrids, this is not the case.

It can withstand temperatures below 5°C as long as they are not maintained for more than a month. If so, it is better to protect the bulb so that nothing happens to it.

In this sense, you can choose to protect the pot or the ground where they are planted; or pull the bulbs out of the ground in winter and store them in a warm, dark place until the low temperatures pass.


The Abu Hassan tulip is not fussy about the soil you put in it, although given the choice, it would certainly choose well-drained alkaline soils. The only soil that would cause problems for tulips is clayas this can harm the development of the bulbs.

A good mix for this plant would be coarse sand, topsoil and clay soil. In this way, it will cover all the nutrient needs it has. Of course, make sure that the pH of the soil is always between 6 and 7. If it becomes acidic, it is better to apply a little lime.


Despite what you might think at first, tulips are not very constant watering. Quite the contrary. It is true that it needs the soil to be moist, but it can tolerate some drought.

For this reason, when it comes to watering it, we advise you to water it as soon as you plant it and then, during its growth and flowering period. Depending on where you live, the weather, the temperature will be 2-3 times a week. This, yes, Once it has finished flowering, you need to keep watering it until you see the plant starting to wilt. At this time, it is better to stop watering so that the bulb does not rot.

As far as irrigation water is concerned, opt for rainwater if possible or, failing that, water that you have left to settle for at least 24-48 hours (and do not rush).


Brightly colored tulips Source_ Green ecology

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As with other types of tulips, this one is said to be disposable, so that when they finish flowering, they are thrown away. And that means you don’t have to pay for it. Only when the soil is of poor quality will you need to do this.

Even so, If you want to try to make the bulb thrive for another year, we recommend adding a little to cover its needs. have lost and therefore have more opportunities.


The Abu Hassan tulip needs pruning, but it is not too excessive. And it is that after flowering, the flowers must be removed because they usually absorb nutrients and energy that are really worthless. However, by cutting them, you can help the plant not to weaken too much and, at the same time, have a better chance of bearing new flowers again.

When the cycle is over, the plant dries out and at this time, to prevent the bulb from losing too much strength, you can prune it entirely and wait a few weeks to dig up the bulb.

Plagues and diseases

As with other tulips, the Abu Hassan, you need to protect it from some common pests and diseases. In the first case, caterpillars, as well as slugs and snails are the most common. The leaves can be eaten, as well as the flowers, spoiling the appearance of the plant. To avoid this, it is better to plant plants around it that can prevent them from approaching. And, if they are already inside, you can use neem oil or similar to spray the plant so they don’t get near it.

Regarding diseases, one of them is yellowing and drying of the leaves as well as brown spots which can kill the leaves and render the tulip incapable of photosynthesis.

In addition, problems with lighting or irrigation are also important.


The propagation of the Abu Hassan tulip is carried out through the bulbs. And it is that as it develops, if all goes well, some shoots will grow from the large bulb that you can separate and thus have new plants. Of course, they won’t give them to you in a year. They take between 2 and 3 years to reach the right size to flower and enjoy.

Of course, the other option for reproducing the Abu Hassan tulip is with the seeds of the flowers, although this process is much slower and may not have as good results as the other.

As you see, the Abu Hassan tulip can be quite a sight in your garden by their colors. And care is not so difficult to follow. Do you dare to have it this year?

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