Tulipa gesneriana 'Kingblood' /Kingblood Tulip

Tulipa gesneriana 'Kingblood'  / Tulipa gesneriana 'Kingblood'
An orange-red tulip blooming in early spring
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An orange-red tulip blooming in early spring

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A border planting of tulips

Several hundred bulbs required to get this amount of bed coverage

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Scientific Name: Tulipa gesneriana 'Kingblood'
Common Name: Kingblood 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: Red
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:
Comments: This is an example of a bright red cultivar of tulips. Select a well drained soil, preferably a raised bed, and a sunny location for tulips. After flowering discard bulbs because they cannot be depended on for a second year of flowering in the Lower South. Purchase bulbs in late autumn, place them in a cold storage facility like a refrigerator for six weeks and plant in late December or early January.