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PlantFiles: Fringed Tulip
Tulipa 'Blue Heron'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Tulipa (TOO-li-pa) (Info)
Cultivar: Blue Heron

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7 members have or want this plant for trade.

Division 7 - Fringed

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

3-6 in. (7-15 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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer


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

Soil pH requirements:
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 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive MiniPonyFarmer On Mar 21, 2009, MiniPonyFarmer from Gilmer, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

I ordered Blue Parrot tulips from blooming bulb last year, and the packages were marked correctly as Blue Parrot. However, this one (Blue Heron) is what came up. I am not unhappy! These are quite lovely, very interesting to the eye, and have strong sturdy stems! The shade of lilac is very soft and the white fringe is a very nice touch of texture. They look nice with a soft yellow daffodil in the background.


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

Garberville, California
Olathe, Kansas
Ewing, Kentucky
Revere, Massachusetts
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Clarksville, Tennessee

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