Data specific to Tulips (Edit)
Division: Div. 4: Darwin Hybrid
Registrant: D.W. Lefeber & Co.
Year Registered: 12/31/1951
Country of Origin: the Netherlands
Spring Bloom Season: Early-Mid
Special Classifications: Single-flowered
Good Forcer
Notes: AM-KAVB 1963, FCC-RHS 1954
Awards: KAVB - AM - Award of Merit
RHS - FCC - First Class Certificate

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: Red
Other: Vivid cherry to signal red
Flower Time: 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
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: unknown
Child plants: 11 child plants

Common names
  • Darwin Hybrid Tulip
  • Tulip

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Location: my garden in Dawsonville, GA (zone 7b north Geogia mountains)
Date: 2022-03-06
Location: southeast Nebraska 
Date: 2021-04-10 
First year blooms
Location: Winchester, KY
Date: 2015-01-04
Photo by MaryDurtschi
Location: Winchester, KY

Date: 2004-04-22
Location: Winchester, KY
Date: 2014-04-15
Location: Cincinnati Zoo
Date: 2016-04-18
Photo by MaryDurtschi
Photo by robertduval14

Courtesy of RoozenGaarde/
Location: Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
Date: 2017-04-16
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