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)
Sun Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade
Danger: Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Bloom Color: Purple
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)
On May 4, 2008, ladychroe from Bridgewater, NJ wrote:
Though not very large, I agree that Negrita's blooms are very long-lasting. They bloomed mid-season with the other Triumphs and Darwins and are just now starting to fade, even though the late lily-flowered tulips have been blooming for a week or two. The purple changes from a bright plum color to purple, and are now taking on a silvery sheen as they start to fade.
Mine bloomed short (12") because we had a dry spring. Other tulips in my garden did not seem as affected. Did not ruin the appeal one bit.
This is a new tulip this year in my gardens. It has a nice purple color, and makes a very showy clump. The blooms seem to be very long lasting. With the severe spring storms and high winds, I expected to see some broken stems. But it still stands strong; the petals seem to close up tight in heavy cloud cover and rains.