Darwin Tulip (Tulipa 'Banja Luka') in the Tulips Database

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Data specific to Tulips (Edit)
Division: Div. 4: Darwin Hybrid
Registrant: S.Houtman
Year Registered: 1998
Country of Origin: the Netherlands
Spring Bloom Season: Mid-season
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: 16 - 18 inches
Plant Spread: 6 - 9 inches
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Bi-Color: Red and yellow
Other: Blood red flames on golden-bronze petals.
Flower Time: 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

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Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Oct 28, 2011 12:22 AM

High focal impact. Darwins are considered to be the tulips most likely to return for several years (more perennially prone). To maximize their tendency to return, it's advisable to plant them deep. I usually go down a good 8" and have had good return. It also helps to plant them where they'll remain relatively dry over the summer months. Big bloom.

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Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on Feb 12, 2014 1:52 AM

As soon as I saw pics of this stunningly beautiful tulip, it was one of the first ones I ordered last fall! It's a "must have" tulip! Banja Luka's colors are breathtaking and colorful. It will be attracting attention from everyone around me. I planted 80 of them in my back yard. The flowerbed they're in is close enough to the kitchen window that I'll be able to see them all the time when they're blooming. I can't wait to see them blooming their "little heads" off this spring! I know I'll be taking lots of pics and drooling over them!

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Lovely tulip display, Marilyn by SongofJoy Apr 26, 2014 11:30 AM 6
Retina burn by flaflwrgrl Apr 25, 2014 11:17 PM 3
Looks like Tulipa 'Banja Luka', not T. Jaap Groot by Marilyn Oct 25, 2015 11:11 PM 1
Recommendation please: Best place to purchase daffodil bulbs? by joannakat Aug 19, 2019 3:26 PM 22
Fall bulbs -- what are you ordering, and where will you put it? by critterologist May 30, 2015 10:05 AM 1,335

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