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PlantFiles: Species Tulip Albocaerulea Oculata Group
Tulipa humilis var. pulchella

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Tulipa (TOO-li-pa) (Info)
Species: humilis var. pulchella
Additional cultivar information: (aka Albocaerulea Oculata, Alba Coerulea Oculata)

Synonym:Tulipa violacea var. pallida
Synonym:Tulipa pulchella albocoerulea oculata
Synonym:Tulipa pulchella var. caerulea
Synonym:Tulipa humilis alba caerulea

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3 vendors have this plant for sale.

7 members have or want this plant for trade.

Division 15 - Species

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Light Blue
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

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

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1 neutral
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive jmorth On Apr 25, 2008, jmorth from Divernon, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

Mid spring bloom; delicate, but strong, appx. 8". Mine were purchased from an end of season sale and thusly planted in early December, bloomed in 2nd half of April.
The steel blue base under white is, I believe, pretty unique and quite the eye pleaser.

Neutral Baa On Jul 3, 2002, Baa wrote:

Beautiful white with a blue eye (which is what the cultivar name means) flower. Very unusual little Tulip.

Grow as Tulipa humilis. Keep dry during the summer dormancy as the bulbs will not tolerate any wetness at this time.


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

Chugiak, Alaska
Garberville, California
Chicago, Illinois
Divernon, Illinois
Winnetka, Illinois
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Salt Lake City, Utah

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