Waterlily Tulip (Tulipa kaufmanniana 'Hearts Delight') in the Tulips Database

Common names:
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Also sold as:
Heart's Delight

Data specific to Tulips (Edit)
Division: Div. 12: Kaufmanniana
Registrant: Tubergen
Year Registered: 1952
Country of Origin: the Netherlands
Spring Bloom Season: Early-Mid
Special Classifications: Single-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: 8 - 10 inches
Leaves: Variegated
Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Bi-Color: Red/white
Other: Yellow center
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
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


Posted by Catmint20906 (Maryland - Zone 7a) on Aug 27, 2014 4:30 PM

Waterlily Tulip (Tulipa kaufmanniana) 'Hearts Delight' is a cheerful, early spring bloomer. The large red, rose, and golden blooms sit atop short stems, with petals that spread out horizontally, creating a "water lily" look in the garden. Because of their short height, Kaufmanniana tulips work well at the front of borders, in rock gardens, or in containers.

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