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Tulipa sprengeri (Sprenger Tulip)

Sprenger Tulip


How not to marvel at the goblet-shaped, scarlet flowers of Tulipa Sprengeri (Sprenger Tulip) when thrown open and shining in the sunshine? Native to Turkey, this lovely tulip opens up in late spring or early summer from long, slender buff bronze buds, elegantly held above clumps of glossy bright green leaves. Among the last of the tulip species to flower, Tulipa Sprengeri, 2 in. long (5-6 cm), is heralded for its ability to seed and naturalize in a garden setting (among shrubs, in open borders and even in the grass), creating beautiful colonies over time. 

  • Awarded the prestigious Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Grows up to 12-15 in tall (30-38 cm) and 4 in wide (10 cm).
  • Easily grown in humus-richfertilewell-drained soils in full sun or part shade. Protect from excessive wet and shelter from strong winds.
  • Stunning in bedsbordersedging or in containers. Also great in floral arrangements thanks to the quality of its fresh cut flowers
  • Perfect for cottage gardens or city gardens.
  • Virtually pest and disease free
  • Propagate by lifting and separating offsets
  • All parts may cause severe discomfort if ingested

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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, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 6" (15cm)
Spacing 3" (7cm)
Depth 4" (10cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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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, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 6" (15cm)
Spacing 3" (7cm)
Depth 4" (10cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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