Darwin Hybrid Tulip
Tulipa 'Banja Luka'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Tulipa (TOO-li-pa) (Info)
Cultivar: Banja Luka
Hybridized by Houtman-Konijn
Registered or introduced: 1998
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Division:

Division 4 - Darwin Hybrids

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

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

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Red

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Clifton, Colorado

Divernon, Illinois

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Florence, Mississippi

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Apr 11, 2006, ineedacupoftea from Denver, CO wrote:

My favorite Tulip at this time. It is explosive in color. It is like so many of the flashy hybrids that need fertilizing and all to carry on year to year very well (unlike many of the unfussy species). Decent but not large flower size, medium-short stem length, good flower duration and open possibilities for companions in a 99mph garden.

Positive

On Apr 26, 2005, kdjoergensen from Waxhaw (Charlotte), NC (Zone 7b) wrote:

If you love multicolored tulips, this tulip will make you jump.. it has a fantastic large flower head and georgeous coloring of red and yellow. A real stand-out.

Neutral

On Nov 15, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Striking combination of red and yellow petal coloration. The red is fringed and is near the petal edges. Blooms are especially large. Reaches a height of 22". Not very good for forcing indoors.