One of the earliest hybrid tulip to flower, Tulip 'Heart's Delight' naturalizes easily and is weather resistant. Blooming in early spring, the starry flowers are a real delight with their carmine red petals edged creamy-white on the outside, their pale pink interior and yellow heart. Coupled with the handsomely mottled foliage, they make a beautiful sight in the garden. A fabulous cultivar of the Kaumanniana tulips.
- 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.
- Growing only 8-10 inches tall (20-25 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.