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Data specific to Tulips (Edit)
Division: Div. 1: Single Early
Registrant: Jac van den Berg
Year Registered: 1978
Country of Origin: the Netherlands
Spring Bloom Season: Early
Special Classifications: Single-flowered
Good Forcer

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
Plant Spread: 6 - 9 inches
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Bi-Color: Red/yellow
Other: lobster red on buttercup yellow
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
Preferred depth: shoulder at soil level - for forcing
Child plants: 2 child plants


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Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on Aug 22, 2014 10:22 PM

'Flair' is a great one to grow, and it wakes up spring with its flowers. They are variable, so each bloom will have an exciting and different look to it. A group of 'Flair' tulips in bloom is a mesmerizing sight. 'Flair' is known to return in following years.

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Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Feb 5, 2015 11:03 PM

Excellent bulb to force. Needs a couple of weeks in pot to get root growth started, then 15 weeks of cold treatment (35 to 48 degrees). Blooms last longer if placed in "cool," sunny spot (60 degrees or so) to bloom. For this last move before bloom, I set mine in a basement under fluorescent lights; when it blooms, it gets moved upstairs to be appreciated.
Six bulbs per six-inch pot in a well-draining mix. Original placement should allow bulb's shoulders to show above soil line.
I've been forcing this particular cultivar for at least a dozen years.

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