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Tulipa Genus

Tulip

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterDry

Description

Tulipa genus (Tulip). This genus consists of mainly spring-flowering bulbs, which are grown for their bright upward facing flowers. Each bulb produces a few linear to lance-shaped, green or grey-green leaves, which are borne on the stem. The flower has 6 usually pointed petals and usually 6 stamens which are borne singly.

Characteristics

Perennials, Deciduous, Bulbs, Fragrants

Origin

Europe, Middle East, Asia

Interest and use

Grown for their bright, upward facing flowers. Rock gardens and walls.

Cultivation

They are mostly fully hardy and will require a sunny position with well drained soil and will appreciate a summer baking. In cool wet areas bulbs may be lifted, when the leaves have died down, and stored in a dry place for replanting in autumn. They will need cold winters. You should plant in the late autumn in a sunny position.

Propagation

You can propagate by dividing bulbs in autumn or for species by seed in spring or autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids, Slugs. Bad soil conditions could affect the bulbs.

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