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Tulipa sprengeri (Sprenger Tulip)

Sprenger Tulip

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Tulipa Sprengeri, Sprenger Tulip, Botanical Tulip, Red Tulip, Spring bulbs, Tulip Species

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-rich, fertile, well-drained soils in full sun or part shade. Protect from excessive wet and shelter from strong winds.
  • Stunning in beds, borders, edging, or in containers. Great in floral arrangements thanks to the quality of its fresh cut flowers too.
  • Perfect for cottage gardens or city gardens.
  • Virtually pest and disease free
  • Propagate by lifting and separating offsets
  • All parts may cause severe discomfort following ingestion and may cause an allergic skin reaction. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling.
  • Toxic to dogs, toxic to cats, toxic to horses.

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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 Liliaceae
Genus Tulipa
Common names Tulip
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 6" (15cm)
Spacing 3" (8cm)
Depth 4" (10cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
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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Alternative Plants to Consider

Tulipa ‘Del Piero’ (Triumph Tulip)
Tulipa ‘Cool Crystal’ (Fringed Tulip)
Tulipa ‘Yellow Pompenette’ (Double Late Tulip)
Tulipa ‘Mango Charm’ (Triumph Tulip)
Tulipa ‘Negrita Double’ (Double Late Tulip)
Tulipa ‘Silver Parrot’ (Parrot Tulip)

Recommended Companion Plants

Myosotis sylvatica (Wood Forget-Me-Not)
Aquilegia (Columbine)

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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.
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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 Liliaceae
Genus Tulipa
Common names Tulip
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 6" (15cm)
Spacing 3" (8cm)
Depth 4" (10cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
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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