Alphabetical Plant Listing

Tulips

Single Early Tulips, Single Late Tulips, Double Early Tulips, Double Late Tulips, Lily-Flowering Tulips, Viridiflora Tulips, Kaufmanniana Tulips, Greigii Tulips, Darwin Hybrid Tulips, Triumph Tulips, Parrot Tulips, Fringed Tulips (Tulipa)


A symbol of spring, tulips are the most popular bulbs and most gardeners reserve them a spot in the garden or in containers. 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.

No matter what their color, tulips will brighten up your garden and provide weeks of cheerful color. If you love Tulips and want to have a great spring garden that blooms from early season through late season, select Tulip bulbs that bloom across all three spring seasons. Exactly when the flowers bloom will depend on nature and the spring conditions in your area that year, but you should have a terrific garden that satisfies for months on end.

  • Tulips perform best in full sun in fertile, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Most Tulips dislike excessively wet conditions, except a few Botanical Tulips such as Tulipa sprengeri, T. sylvestris and T. tarda which prefer a more moisture-retentive soil with partial shade.
  • Easy to grow, Tulips are welcomed additions to beds, borders, containers. 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 for a brilliant show of spring flowers.
  • Eating may cause severe discomfort and may cause a skin allergy.

Guide Information

Hardiness 3 - 8
Heat Zones 1 - 8
Plant Type Bulbs
Plant Family Tulipa - Tulips
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 6" - 3' (15cm - 90cm)
Spread 4" (10cm)
Spacing 4" (10cm)
Depth 7" (17cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders, Edging, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage

While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.

Guide Information

Hardiness 3 - 8
Heat Zones 1 - 8
Plant Type Bulbs
Plant Family Tulipa - Tulips
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 6" - 3' (15cm - 90cm)
Spread 4" (10cm)
Spacing 4" (10cm)
Depth 7" (17cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders, Edging, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage
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