Double Late Tulip, Peony-flowered Tulip
Tulipa 'Lilac Perfection'

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

Division 11 - Double Late (Paeony Flowered)

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

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)

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Propagation Methods:

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

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:

Frederick, Maryland

Los Alamos, New Mexico

Ithaca, New York

North Tonawanda, New York

Belfield, North Dakota

, Ontario

Reynoldsville, Pennsylvania

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On May 5, 2005, lmelling from Ithaca, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:

I planted several types of Double Late Tulips last fall. The Lavender Perfection were the first to bloom. Some that were planted in partial shade are just barely up. These are planted in full sun at the edge of my peony bed. The Angelique tulips are coming along right behind. Bulbs were from the Netherland Bulb Co. and purchased at a local nursery.

Absolutely breathtaking!!!