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Tulipa gesneriana/Tulip

Tulipa gesneriana / Tulipa gesneriana
A formal garden planting at Williamsburg, VA
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A formal garden planting at Williamsburg, VA

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Many varieties of tulips blooming at the same time

Big Chief variety

Low growing yellow variety

A landscape bed of orange-red tulips

Lavender, just one of the many colors in which tulips come

Mass planting of many colors

A nice double, pink

Low growing, double red variety

Purple and white variety in contrast with a yellow one

A low growing double pink variety

Three colors of tulips in a landscape bed

Hot pink tulips

White on the inside, pink on the outside

Red flowers and wine colored foliage

In beds in landscape

Red and white in in double flowered cultivar

Peach and yellow in the variety Indian Summer

A few varieties have fringed petals

Low growing double tulips in ground bed bordered by muscari

Tulips growing with other spring flowering species

An excellent light pink cultivar

Tulips growing in container with pansies

Contrast in colors

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Scientific Name: Tulipa gesneriana
Common Name: Tulip
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White, Yellow, Orange, Pink, Red, Purple, Multicolored
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants for Xeriscapes
Comments: In the Lower South tulips have to be treated as an annual and planted every year because the winter temperatures are too mild to satisfy their dormancy requirements. Purchase tulip bulbs in late autumn and store in a refrigerator in the crisper section for six weeks before planting in late December or early January. Select a sunny location with well drained soil.