Award-winning Tulip 'Ancilla' is a striking cultivar of the Kaumanniana tulips, with its flower petals creamy-white with a golden center circled in red on the inside, running over to rose-red and soft pink on the outside.

  • The flowers open wide during the sunny hours of the day providing an entirely different color effect than when closed. The flower shape also changes dramatically; when open they resemble a shining star. The wavy-edged, lance-shaped foliage is quite attractive too. A beautiful sight on display in the early spring garden!
  • This tulip was granted the prestigious Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society in 1993
  • Growing only 8 inches tall (20 cm), this tulip naturalizes easily and will come back year after year to our delight! It creates dazzling harmonies with other bulbs such as crocus.
  • Performs best in full sun in rich, fertile, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Prefers areas with cool winters and warm dry summers.
  • Easy to grow, this tulip is a welcomed addition to beds, borders, containers, rock gardens or for naturalizing in grass. For best visual impact, plant in groups (at least 5 to 10 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.

Kaufmanniana Tulips are noted for their brightly contrasting colors. Blooming in superb combinations of red, rose and golden yellow in early to mid spring, these showy prima donnas are low growers at 6-12 inches tall (15-30 cm) and are ideal in rock gardens or containers.