Greigii Tulip (Tulipa greigii 'Toronto') in the Tulips Database

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Data specific to Tulips (Edit)
Division: Div. 14: Greigii
Registrant: Uitenbogaard & Sons
Year Registered: 1963
Country of Origin: the Netherlands
Spring Bloom Season: Mid-late
Special Classifications: Multiflowering
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: 10 - 16 inches
Plant Spread: 6 - 9 inches
Leaves: Variegated
Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Other: Multiflowering
Flower Color: Green
Other: Tangerine red with green base; coral-red with green base
Flower Time: Spring
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Erosion control
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
Child plants: 3 child plants


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Posted by critterologist (Frederick, MD - Zone 6b) on May 21, 2013 10:52 PM

These were supposed to put on a lovely show every year in front of these daffodils, but somebody found them tasty, I think. I initially planted them with white giant crocus, but none of those even came up the first spring... The following spring, all but one of these tulips had disappeared also. Greggii tulips persist and multiply well in my front garden, but I suspect the squirrels or voles found them in back. So if you plant them, consider putting them in bulb cages or working some sharp gravel into the soil to deter digging paws!

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