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PlantFiles: Darwin Hybrid Tulip
Tulipa 'Daydream'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Tulipa (TOO-li-pa) (Info)
Cultivar: Daydream
Hybridized by J.N.M. van Eeden; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1980

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Division 4 - Darwin Hybrids

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

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)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early 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)

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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3 positives
No neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive naomiZ5b On Oct 27, 2012, naomiZ5b from Bangor, ME wrote:

Pictures don't do justice to the subtle color changes of this tulip. I find it fascinating.

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

These, too, are my favorite tulip. They are large and cheery. The color starts out as a bright yellow with a tiny orange line around the edge. It slowly changes to a pretty golden orange that is not overly bright or gaudy. Each flower, having opened at a slightly different time, has a slightly different color which gives the group a richly blended look.

It took me a little while to appreciate the wide-open, informal look of Daydream on very sunny days.

Positive crabbybill On Mar 13, 2007, crabbybill from South Bend, IN (Zone 5b) wrote:

This is my favorite tulip.
One of a few reliable perennial blooming tulips for our area.
It starts out a plain yellow tulip. In a few days it takes on an apricot hue. It becomes deeper apricot. Given appropriate cool weather, it will bloom two weeks.
Any Tulip will "give up" once its gets into the upper 70's

Negative ineedacupoftea On Apr 14, 2006, ineedacupoftea from Denver, CO wrote:

Although the novelty of changing colors is grand, this tulip's petals just plain fry in the mid- to late- spring sun.
Opening a bright lemon-yellow the flowers mature to golden-orange-coral shades with broadly open petals.
They are so delicate that wind treats them like rags and it does not take much to damage them. I'm sure there are better color-changing tulips out there with better petal substance.


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

Garberville, California
Clifton, Colorado
Algonquin, Illinois
Bangor, Maine
Bridgewater, New Jersey
Toledo, Ohio
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Gilmer, Texas

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