Data specific to Tulips (Edit)
Division: Div. 15: Misc. & Species (Botanical)
Special Classifications: Multiflowering
Awards: RHS - AGM - Award of Garden Merit

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: 2-4 inches
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Other: Two to seven thin strappy leaves.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Bi-Color: Yellow with white tips
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: 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

Common names
  • Tarda Tulip
  • Species Tulip
  • Tulip
  • Late Tulip
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Tulipa urumiensis
  • Synonym: Tulipa tarda

  • Posted by valleylynn (Oregon City, OR - Zone 8b) on Oct 8, 2011 10:39 AM concerning plant:
    Tulipa tarda is an easy to grow species tulip. It will come back year after year and will naturalize well in good growing conditions.
    Very low growing. Multi-blooms per stem.
    Native to sub alpine meadows in central Asia. In cultivation since about 1590.
    Only species bulb ever honored with the title of ‘Flower of the Year’ in Holland in 1997.
    Uses: Rock gardens, in beds, border fronts or naturalized around trees or shrubs.
  • Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on Mar 23, 2012 3:11 PM concerning plant:
    Honey bees get pollen from this plant.
  • Posted by 4susiesjoy (Leonard, Minnesota - Zone 3b) on May 20, 2013 8:17 AM concerning plant:
    This bulb is a very prolific spreader .
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