Just like so many other tulips, the tulip Greigii also comes from Turkistan. Since its introduction in 1872, great numbers of cultivated forms have been developed. This process is still underway and will no doubt continue long into the future.
- Greigii tulips produce single bowl-shaped flowers in early - mid spring
- The principal colors are red, yellow and white. Combined with their stunning spotted and striped leaves, these flower colors create an unforgettable visual impact. The flowers, large in proportion to the plant's total height, up to 4 in. wide (10 cm), open wide in the full sun. These qualities make Greigii tulips unsurpassed for use in borders, rock gardens, and in pots.
- Growing only 8-12 inches tall (20-30 cm), these tulips naturalize easily and come back year after year to our delight! They create dazzling harmonies with other early flowering bulbs.
- They perform best in full sun in rich, fertile, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Prefer areas with cool winters and warm dry summers.
- Easy to grow, these tulips are welcomed additions to beds, borders, containers, rock gardens or for naturalizing in grass. For best visual impact, plant in groups (at least 10 to 15 bulbs) or mixed with any other flowering bulbs.
- To be planted in fall.
- Eating may cause severe discomfort and may cause a skin allergy.
A symbol of spring, tulips are the most popular spring bulbs and most gardeners reserve them a spot in the garden or in containers. Grown for their attractive, vibrantly colored flowers, there are currently over 3,000 registered varieties, which are divided into fifteen groups, mostly based on the flower type, size and blooming period of the tulip.