Double Early Tulip (Tulipa 'Abba') in the Tulips Database

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Data specific to Tulips (Edit)
Division: Div. 2: Double Early
Registrant: Bakker Bros.
Year Registered: 1978
Country of Origin: the Netherlands
Spring Bloom Season: Early
Special Classifications: Double-flowered
Good Forcer

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Plant Height: 10 inches
Plant Spread: 6 - 9 inches
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Red
Other: glowing tomato red
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Spring
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Provides winter interest
Cut Flower
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: Takes about 6 years from seed to flower.
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Bulbs
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Preferred depth: shoulder at soil level - for forcing
Parentage: Sport of: Monte Carlo

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Comments:
Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on Aug 23, 2014 4:07 PM

Want a great way to waken up spring after a long, cold, and snowy winter? Plant the double early tulip 'Abba'! Its bright red color will stand out and attract attention from a distance. It is a very popular tulip with customers.

It's a double tulip, so there's going to be lots of vibrant red color in all of the petals in each flower.

Short at 12 inches. Plant it up close and in front and enjoy.

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