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PlantFiles: Darwin Hybrid Tulip
Tulipa 'Pink Impression'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Tulipa (TOO-li-pa) (Info)
Cultivar: Pink Impression
Additional cultivar information: (aka Pink Impressions)

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Division 4 - Darwin Hybrids

18-24 in. (45-60 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)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Flowers are good for cutting

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

Patent Information:
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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

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5 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive eolivas103 On Apr 2, 2014, eolivas103 from Las Cruces, NM (Zone 8a) wrote:

Huge! Tall with very large flowers. Shell is pink and inside is a watermelon color with purple eye. First year I have grown them so I am not sure if they will perennialize here or not.

Positive saya On Apr 20, 2008, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

Introduced in 1979. AGM in 1997.

Positive TheUsualSuspect On Jan 13, 2008, TheUsualSuspect from Reseda, CA wrote:

This plant and the sport of it, "Red Impression," are two of my favorite tulips. Garden tulips don't pereniallize here in So. Cal., so I usually mail order them each year, and they're always worth it.

Positive ladychroe On Jun 29, 2007, ladychroe from Bridgewater, NJ wrote:

This tulip is on its third year in my garden, and I haven't lost any. The flowers are enormous - bigger than my fist. A nice medium pink with dark blue at the bottom. They are the most beautiful tulips in my garden.

They are growing in southern exposure in slightly amended clay. I planted them 8 inches deep. I have read that planting tulips deeper than recommended helps them to perennialize because the bulbs are less likely to divide.

Positive kdjoergensen On Jan 16, 2005, kdjoergensen from Waxhaw (Charlotte), NC (Zone 7b) wrote:

By far the best tulip you can find. The bulbs are usually big, and the tulip stems are amoung the tallest. The flower head is also much larger than other darwin hybrids. A long lasting, very very reliably perennializer. Strongly recommended.


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

Reseda, California
Alpharetta, Georgia
Durham, Maine
Owosso, Michigan
Bridgewater, New Jersey
South Plainfield, New Jersey
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Coats, North Carolina
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
Dayton, Ohio
Prosperity, South Carolina
Nashville, Tennessee
Gilmer, Texas

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