Single Early Tulip (Tulipa 'Generaal de Wet') in the Tulips Database

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Data specific to Tulips (Edit)
Division: Div. 1: Single Early
Year Registered: 1904
Country of Origin: the Netherlands
Spring Bloom Season: Early
Special Classifications: Single-flowered
Good Forcer
Historic
Notes: Best smelling forcing tulip available.

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: 14 inches
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Orange
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Spring
Winter
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
Preferred depth: shoulder at soil level - for forcing
Parentage: Sport of: Prince of Austria

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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2013-04-25Forced
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Location: Northern Illinois (Zone 5a)Date: 2013-05-05
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2015-03-29
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2015-03-29Forced over winter
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2012-11-06
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2013-04-19Forced
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2014-03-21
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2014-03-21
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2015-02-05
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2015-03-29Forced
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2018-01-17Forcing
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Comments:
Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Nov 30, 2011 4:35 AM

One of the best to force. Wonderful scent. Worth seeking out.

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Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Mar 23, 2014 1:03 PM

6 bulbs yielded 16 blooms (forced). Impressive.

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Plant Events from our members
jmorth From March 27, 2015 to April 6, 2015 Bloomed
jmorth On March 8, 2015 Miscellaneous Event
Moved out of refrigerator cold period into cool fluorescents in basement.
jmorth On October 17, 2014 Potted up
To force. Start of 2 week rooting period before 3 mo cold treatment.
jmorth On October 6, 2014 Obtained plant
From M & Z. To be forced.
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