Single Late Tulip
Tulipa 'Pink Diamond'

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

Division 5 - Single Late

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 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

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

Regional

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

Lawrenceville, Georgia

Bridgewater, New Jersey

Salt Lake City, Utah

Newport News, Virginia

Spokane, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Apr 10, 2015, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

These are lovely tulips, but like the other single late tulips they do not naturalize or perennialize here (Boston Z6a). They do make good cut flowers.

Tulips require a dry summer rest, and we get too much summer rainfall here for most tulips to prosper. If you keep your summer irrigation to a minimum, they may come back a second season or even sometimes a third, though smaller each year. Summer irrigation makes tulips rot.

All tulips are prime fodder for deer, voles, and other critters.

Positive

On May 4, 2008, ladychroe from Bridgewater, NJ wrote:

Pink Diamond bloomed just a little bit later than my Darwins and other mid-season tulips. They are clear pale pink that is slightly lighter at the edges.