Tulip Estella Rijnveld: characteristics and care to grow it

Tulip Estella Rijnveld

Among the many varieties of tulips in the plant kingdom, there is no doubt that the Estella Rijnveld tulip is one of the most beautiful you can find for the color in its petals. But have you ever seen it?

Below we show you all the characteristics that define this tulip as well as the care you should provide to have it in your garden. Shall we start?

How is the tulip Estella Rijnveld

tulips Source_Slovenske Trvalky

Source: Slovenske Trvalky

The Estella Rijnveld tulip is a real beauty for the garden, although it has the drawback that it only blooms at the end of the summer season and you can no longer enjoy it until the following season. Even so, those who have it know that it is worth caring for it to see it flourish.

In case you don't know, the Estella Rijnveld tulip is part of the Papagayos tulips. It is a flower whose main characteristic is the petals it has, which look more like feathers because the upper part is like fringes. If we add to that the fact that its color is white and red (or pink) it makes it very colorful when seen. Even more so when combined with the dark green of the stem and leaves of the tulip. By the way, it usually grows between 40 and 60 centimeters approximately.

Another fact that you may not know is the fact that, of the Estella Rijnveld tulip, there are just over 3000 registered variants (many others still not registered). And what do they depend on? Basically the size of the flower and the flowering time it has.

When the plant begins to flower you will notice that the buds are green. In fact, it is common to think at that moment that you do not have an Estella Rijnveld tulip, but that they have been confused and have bought something else. But as it develops and opens the petals change their hue. And if you are wondering, no, it is not something that has been achieved by man, but it is nature itself that achieved it by evolving.

Tulip care Estella Rijnveld

Detail of the petals Source_Green Ecology

Source: Green Ecology

Now that you know the Estella Rijnveld tulip better, What if we give you the keys to take care of it and you get one? To begin with, you should know that it is not too expensive or difficult to find (especially if you know how to navigate the Internet). In addition, there is not much mystery about its care; it is quite easy to grow and you can have it both in a pot and in the garden.

But what is there to keep in mind about him? Well, pay attention to the following:

Location and temperature

As we have told you, the Estella Rijnveld tulip can be planted in the garden or in a pot. Of course, when planting it, it is recommended that it be done in autumn and protected during the winter. And it's just that I can't stand the cold weather, hence you should cover it with a thermal blanket or similar so that the bulb is not going to be damaged. In case the weather does not accompany, it will be better to plant it in spring.

Now, Shade, semi-shade or sun? Well, flatly sun. It needs it to develop and flourish, so try to get as much light as possible. That implies that it will be hot, yes, but the plant will be used to and tolerate high temperatures better than low ones.


The proper soil for tulips is one that keeps them moist. Which means that you will need worm humus, or similar, so that when watering the humidity is maintained. But be careful, because if it is too waterlogged it can rot. Therefore, it is preferable that some drainage is added to avoid this and that the roots receive oxygen to be healthy. Otherwise the earth can compact and not let the plant breathe).


If we have told you before that tulips need to have moist soil, you will know that watering is one of the important parts. But be careful, it does not mean that you have to water constantly. Actually They can take a bit of drought, but not too much.. Therefore, you should water it 1-2 times in spring and 3-4 in summer. But at the end of flowering (even a week before) you should start to stop watering it so that everything dries up and the bulb is in hibernation for the following season.

We recommend that you be very careful when watering so as not to wet the flowers, especially since, having an appearance like feathers, when wet they will lose their beauty and could burn with the sun's rays.


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The pruning of the Estella Rijnveld tulip is practically nil, apart from removing the flowers that wither (to try to get more out) and cutting the plant when the season ends.

In this way you will sanitize it at the same time that You will watch that there are no pests or diseases that can affect it.

Plagues and diseases

Like many other plants, tulips are susceptible to pests and diseases. In the first case, worms, aphids, snails and slugs are the most common and those who will have to be careful so that they do not do their own thing in the leaves above all. Another that usually affects is the Lampetia equestris, better known as the daffodil fly.

Regarding diseases, brotytis and Augusta disease are the ones that can jeopardize the health of this plant.


Propagation of the Estella Rijnveld tulip can be easily done via the bulb. And it is that this is developing offspring that, When they reach a suitable size, they can be separated from the mother plant and planted in a separate pot, or in the garden.

Yes, Before doing so, it is advisable to leave both the large bulb and the suckers in the air. so that the cut you make heals before planting them. Above all because this way you avoid problems that put the bulb at risk (either of the two) when it comes into contact with the earth and water.

The Estella Rijnveld tulip is a true delight in the gardens. With the white and red tones it makes it stand out wherever you plant it. That's why, How about you get a plant of this and put it in your garden?

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