The Main Plant entry for Tulips (Tulipa)

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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
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: Takes about 6 years from seed to flower.
Propagation: Other methods: Bulbs
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

Yellow Tulip With A Blue Pistil 001

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Location: PennsylvaniaDate: 2019-02-26tulip forced indoors in February
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Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, GaDate: 2018-04-01Amazing Tulip 003
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Location: Zone 5Date: 2011-04-29
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Location: IowaDate: 2017-04-28Pella Tulip Time
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Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, GaDate: 2019-03-17Red Tulip 018
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Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, GaDate: 2019-03-24Red Tulip 025
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Location: PennsylvaniaDate: 2019-02-26tulip forced indoors in February
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Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, GaDate: 2019-03-24Yellow Tulip 018
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Location: Beautiful Tennessee, my gardenDate: 2019-03-29
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Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, GaDate: 2019-04-04Yellow Tulip 031
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Location: Zone 5Date: 2011-05-05 Bouquet of garden cut Tulips
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Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, GaDate: 2019-03-17Purple Fringed Tulip 002
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Date: 2009 photo by: JJ HarrisonTulip stamen tip showing pollen
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Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, GaDate: 2018-03-03Grand Opening - Purple And Yellow Tulip 001
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Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, GaDate: 2019-03-16Centerpiece - Yellow Tulip 017
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Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, GaDate: 2019-03-17Centerpiece - Yellow and Red Tulip 014
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Location: Netherlands Tulip cultivationphoto by: Alessandro Vecchi
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Location: My garden in Northern KYDate: 2014-10-11While digging in tulip bed to plant new tulip bulbs, I dug up the
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Location: IowaDate: 2017-04-28Pella Tulip Time
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Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, GaDate: 2018-02-27Red Tulip 009
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Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, GaDate: 2018-04-06Dewdrop Covered Tulip 005
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Location: Coastal San Diego County Date: 2018-05-09
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Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, GaDate: 2019-03-24Red Tulip 024
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Location: Columbus, Ohio USA, Zone 6bDate: 5/5/19
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Location: NC Zone 7ADate: 2011-12-31Species mixed  tulip bulbs
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Location: Pleasant Grove, UtahDate: 2012-03-29In my garden.  I don't recall planting them but there they are ev
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: 2008-04-11
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Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, GaDate: 2018-04-06White Tulip 008
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Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, GaDate: 2019-03-24Yellow Tulip 017
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Location: My garden, central NJ, Zone 7ADate: 2019-04-18Fringed Tulips are Amazing
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: 2008-03-07Coming up in late winter.
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Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on Jan 24, 2012 7:23 PM

I love Tulips, but didn't like the critters eating the bulbs after I planted them. So, I did some searching on the internet and found that by adding some crushed oyster shells, I could grow Tulips. The oyster shells are gritty and that deters the critters.

The place that I found the crushed oyster shells was at White Flower Farm and I've ordered them twice from WFF for the past two years. http://www.whiteflowerfarm.com...

Since I was layering different bulbs into the holes, I added the crushed oyster shells throughout, since some of the bulbs weren't listed as deer resistant. I didn't lose a single bulb! All my Tulips came up, as well as all the other bulbs in the past two years! Of course, I had to plant new Tulips the second year.

In addition to deterring critters, the crushed oyster shells have some other added benefits to the garden. They add calcium and some minerals, help prevent water-logged soil in containers, and help neutralize soil acidity for tomato and vegetable gardens.

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Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Sep 25, 2013 8:15 PM

Tulips are my favorite flowers. They come in all flower forms, singles and doubles, and in a wide array of vivid colors. You can have them from very early blooming until extra late blooming.

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