Darwin Hybrid Tulip (Tulipa 'Daydream') in the Tulips Database

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Data specific to Tulips (Edit)
Division: Div. 4: Darwin Hybrid
Registrant: J.N.M van Eeden
Year Registered: 1980
Country of Origin: the Netherlands
Spring Bloom Season: Mid-season
Special Classifications: Single-flowered
Awards: RHS - AGM - Award of Garden Merit

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: 18 - 20 inches
Plant Spread: 6 - 9 inches
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Bi-Color: Orange and yellow
Other: opens yellow, matures to an apricot-orange
Flower Time: Spring
Other: Can force into early bloom indoors.
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Provides winter interest
Cut Flower
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: Takes about 6 years from seed to flower.
Propagation: Other methods: Bulbs
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM
Parentage: Sport of: Yellow Dover

Tulip Daydream

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Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Nov 30, 2011 3:21 AM

Responds well to forcing. Daily inspection reveals color change from yellow to an apricot-orange.
Forces with ease (though a bit tall to other varieties forced).
Being a Darwin assures a strong presence and some perennial potential; perennial-ability potential is increased if planted deep (10 to 12"+).

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Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on Aug 23, 2014 12:09 AM

Darwin Hybrid Tulip 'Daydream' changes color from the time it blooms until it dies. During its bloom period, there could be flowers in each of the stages as it matures. Spectacular looking with a clump of Daydream tulips blooming.

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