The perennial plant candela is a member of the genus tulipa. In regions where summers are long and hot, the candela is considered an annual bulb. The majestic flower of the candela stands out in a garden.
The candela plant grows 8 to 10 inches in height and is very thin. The shape of the candela resembles a vase. The flower is a bright yellow oval.
The candela plant thrives in USDA hardiness zones 4 to 8. It requires full sunlight exposure.
Candela plants require well-draining soil consisting primarily of sand, with some clay. The land can be sloping. The soil pH should range from 5.5 to 8.0.
The candela plant is an excellent addition to a rock garden. Also, they are used as overplantings and are well suited for containers.
If you are growing new candela plants, start planting them in the early fall. Water periodically and apply fertilizer every four weeks.
- Backyard Gardener: Tulipa ( Candela Tulip)
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