Often found in woodlands, Tulip sylvestris is a vigorous, delightfully scented, wild tulip with bright, buttercup-yellow flowers with a green rib running outside and pointed petals. A real delight in the garden with its glowing, starry flowers opening to expose their heart in full sun! Flowering in mid-late spring, this tulip is a member of the Botanical Tulips and will happily spread.

  • Growing up to 14 inches tall (35 cm), this tulip naturalizes easily and will come back year after year!
  • Performs best in full sun to light shade, in rich, fertile, medium moisture, well-drained soils.
  • Easy to grow, this tulip is a welcomed addition to beds, borders, edging, rock gardens or naturalized (grassy) areas. For best visual impact, plant in groups (at least 15 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.

Botanical Tulips: it is generally assumed that about 150 different wild species exist in an area running roughly from Central Asia to Spain and Portugal. These are real early birds: they bloom before any other tulips. They catch the eye not only because of their extra early flowering but also because of their inflorescence and cheery range of colors. In addition, the graceful way the flowers open and their pretty foliage make them attractive before, during and after flowering. In other words, Botanical tulips are simply bursting with nice characteristics.