Tulip

Tulipa spp.

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Tulipa is a genus more commonly known as Tulip. It contains flowering bulbs valued in beds and borders for their bright colours in early spring. They are indigenous to mountainous areas with temperate climates, where they are a common element of steppe and winter-rain Mediterranean vegetation. They thrive in climates with long, cool springs and dry summers. Tulips are most commonly found in meadows, steppes and chaparral, but also introduced in fields, orchards, roadsides and abandoned gardens. For horticultural purposes tulips are divided into groups according to their flower characteristics. The groups are: Single early, Double early, Triumph, Darwin, Single late, Lily-flowered, Fringed, Viridiflora, Rembrandt, Parrot, Double late, Kaufmanniana, Fosteriana, Greigii and Miscellaneous groups.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Spring

Fruiting time

Summer

Harvesting

Flowers and bulbs are harvested for the cut flower and gardening industries.

Propagation

Division

Divide bulbs when dormant. A new small bulblet will take three years to develop into a flowering bulb.

Seed

Many hybrids have been developed by crossing special traits - sow seed in Autumn and keep moist.

Special features

Pot plant

Tulips make beautiful potted flowers. Plant in well draining potting medium in enough sunlight to promote flowering. Plant close together for a stunning show.

Attracts useful insects

Bees are attracted to the flowers.

Indoor plant

Can be grown indoors, place in high light areas but limit direct sunlight to early mornings.

Drought resistant

Survive dry summers in bulb form.

Attractive flowers

Special features

Origin

Asia, a band corresponding to Latitude 40o north.

Natural climate

Temperate to cold

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Loam, Sand, Chalk

Soil PH preference

Neutral

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Uses

Ornamental

Grown for their colourful flowers.

Floristry

Grown commercially for the cut flower industry.

Personality

Family

Liliaceae

Flower colour

Black, Multicoloured, Green, White, Orange, Pink, Yellow, Cream, Purple, Red

Scent

None

Problems

Can be attacked by slugs, aphids and stem & bulb eelworms. It can also be eaten by squirrels. It can also suffer from tulip fire & bulb rot.
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