Data specific to Tulips (Edit)
Division: Div. 15: Misc. & Species (Botanical)

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)
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Time: Spring
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Erosion control
Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
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
Awards and Recognitions: Other: 2011 Great Plant Picks Winner

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  • Species Tulip
  • Tulip

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Location: Botanical Garden Meise
Date: 2016-05-01
Location: Botanical Garden Meise
Date: 2016-05-01
Location: my garden, zone 7a
Date: 2012-03-20
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2010-04-02
Location: my garden, zone 7a
Date: 2012-03-20
Location: Long Island, NY 
Date: 2013-09-27
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2009-04-03
Location: Wallsend, Tyne and Wear, England
Date: 2007-04-25
Location: my garden, zone 7a
Date: 2012-03-20

Date: April
credit: Bernd Haynold

Date: April
credit: Bernd Haynold
Comments:
  • Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on Feb 9, 2012 4:38 PM concerning plant:
    Honey bees get pollen from this plant.
  • Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Sep 27, 2013 5:39 PM concerning plant:
    Tulip humilis is an early, very early blooming species tulip that is small and rather reminds one of a crocus bloom. They are the earliest tulips to bloom in my garden. There are some different clones in the humilis category, such as, for instance, humilis black base and humilis yellow base.
  • Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Nov 13, 2011 8:33 PM concerning plant:
    Beautifully colored tulip. Rather expensive, but worth the trill. Delicate but strong.

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