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Single Late Tulip
Tulipa 'Dordogne'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Tulipa (TOO-li-pa) (Info)
Cultivar: Dordogne
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Division:

Division 5 - Single Late

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Coral/Apricot

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Blue-Green

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Flowers are good for cutting

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

By dividing the bulb's scales

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

San Leandro, California

Piedmont, Missouri

Winston Salem, North Carolina

Belfield, North Dakota

Meshoppen, Pennsylvania

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Jan 1, 2010, Kell from Northern California, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

In my warmer climate, these have to be precooled for at least 6 weeks before planting to put on a great show. Place in refrigerator crisper away from fruit whose ethylene gas may damage the inside of the bulb that flowers.

Store cool for a minimum of 6 weeks at 35 to 40 degrees up to a maximum of 14 weeks.

Sometimes thses will flower a second year if left inthe ground but often the flowers appear stunted and I have to see any bloom a 3rd year.

Positive

On Apr 25, 2005, Toxicodendron from Piedmont, MO (Zone 6a) wrote:

I bought the bulbs on clearance in December and the ground was frozen, so I potted them in containers and put them in an unheated shed for the winter. There are three colors (orangy-apricot, pink, and gold) on each bloom. The plants are pretty tall and the blooms fairly large compared to my other tulips, and they are among the latest to bloom.