Double Late Tulip (Tulipa 'Creme Upstar') in the Tulips Database

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Data specific to Tulips (Edit)
Division: Div. 11: Double Late
Registrant: J.Ligthart
Year Registered: 1994
Country of Origin: the Netherlands
Spring Bloom Season: Late
Special Classifications: Double-flowered

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: 12 - 16 inches
Plant Spread: 6 - 9 inches
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Bi-Color: Yellow and pink
Other: Creamy yellow interior, pale yellow exterior with cream and pale pink overlay; Colors intensify as the flower matures; variable
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: 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
Parentage: Sport of: Upstar
Child plants: one child plant

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Location: My garden in Northern KYDate: 2014-04-25
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Location: My garden in Northern KYDate: 2014-04-21
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Location: My garden in Northern KYDate: 2014-04-21
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Location: My garden in Northern KYDate: 2014-04-25Aging to a beautiful colored tulip!
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Location: My garden in Northern KYDate: 2014-04-25
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Photo courtesy of Longfield gardens
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Comments:
Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on Feb 12, 2014 4:38 AM

I've never grown a double late (peony flowering) tulip and when I saw pics of Creme Upstar, I knew I had to grow it. It looks gorgeous! As the tulip bloom matures, the colors of it intensify and everything becomes more beautiful. What's not to love?!

I planted 25 of the beauties last fall and I'm looking forward to seeing them in flower!

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