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Tulipa 'Generaal De Wet' (Single Early Tulip)

Tulip 'Generaal De Wet', Single Early Tulip 'Generaal De Wet', Tulip 'General De Wet', Single Early Tulip 'General De Wet',Single Early Tulips, Spring Bulbs, Spring Flowers


Rich of history, Tulip 'Generaal De Wet' is a sweetly scented, early blooming tulip, with cup-shaped, juicy orange flowers with touches of darker orange shading, beautifully reverberating in the sunlight. Blooming in early-mid spring, it enjoys a very strong stem that will withstand wind and rain. Adored by gardeners, this heirloom Single Early Tulip (introduced in 1904) is considered one of the prettiest orange cultivars.

  • Growing up to 16 inches tall (40 cm), this tulip creates dazzling harmonies with other early flowering bulbs.
  • Performs best in full sun in richfertilemedium moisturewell-drained soils. Prefers areas with cool winters and warm dry summers.
  • Easy to grow, this tulip is a welcomed addition to bedsborders, containers or for forcing. For best visual impact, plant in groups (at least 10 to 15 bulbs) or mixed with any other flowering bulbs. Excellent as cut flowers!
  • 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.
 

Single Early Tulips are fabulous as bedding plants and for forcing in late winter. Rising to 10-18 in. tall (25-45 cm) in early-mid spring, they are some of the earliest bloomers, blooming after Fosteriana or Kaufmanniana tulips. They have very strong stems that will withstand wind and rain and feature single, cup-shaped blooms, about 3 in. wide (8 cm). Mid-sized, they offer a rich variety of colors, from white to dark purple, and are often margined or flamed with a contrasting color. As an added bonus, some of them are fragrant as well. Many of these tulips are great for forcing.

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Bulbs
Plant Family Tulipa - Tulips
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 4" (10cm)
Spacing 4" (10cm)
Depth 7" (17cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Edging, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage

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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.


Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Bulbs
Plant Family Tulipa - Tulips
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 4" (10cm)
Spacing 4" (10cm)
Depth 7" (17cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Edging, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage

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