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Tulipa whittallii (Botanical Tulip)

Tulip whittallii, Botanical Tulip, Tulip Species, Rock Garden Tulip, Wild Tulip


Small and delicate, award-winning Tulipa whittallii is a real delight in the garden with its glowing, starry flowers opening to expose their heart in full sun! Quite short, this gem still makes a striking impact with its lovely color combination: blood orange petals blotched with a dark olive base. A beautiful sight! Flowering in mid-late spring, this tulip is a member of the Botanical Tulips and is quite versatile in the garden.

  • Growing up to 8-12 inches tall (20-30 cm), this tulip naturalizes easily and will come back year after year!
  • Awarded the prestigious Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society
  • 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, rock gardens or containers. For best visual impact, plant in groups (at least 15 bulbs).

Tulipa whittallii, Tulip whittallii, Botanical Tulip, Tulip Species, Rock Garden Tulip, Wild TulipA 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. Some of these 'real' species are cultivated on a modest level, but most are interesting only to certain tulip enthusiasts. Others, though, are attractive to the ordinary garden owner. It must be mentioned that the interest in wild species is increasing steadily - this phenomenon may have something to do with the fact that more and more wild plants are disappearing from our environment. Tulipa tarda was even pronounced 'Flower Bulb of the Year' in Holland in 1997, an award that definitely says something about its rising popularity. The bulbs, offered in sizes 6/8 to 8/10, are smaller than those of ordinary tulips and are very easy to naturalize.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Plant Type Bulbs
Plant Family Tulipa - Tulips
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Height 8" – 1' (20cm – 30cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden

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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 4 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Plant Type Bulbs
Plant Family Tulipa - Tulips
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Height 8" – 1' (20cm – 30cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden

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