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PlantFiles: Species Tulip
Tulipa praestans 'Fusilier'

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Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Tulipa (TOO-li-pa) (Info)
Species: praestans (PRAY-stans) (Info)
Cultivar: Fusilier

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Division:
Division 15 - Species

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

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)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Red-Orange

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Smooth-Textured

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)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

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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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Malus2006 On Jan 8, 2008, Malus2006 from Coon Rapids, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

I have this plant surive one winter so far and that winter was very nasty. It look like florist tulip from a distance but every single bulb have mulit flower stalks. The leaves are also wider and more cupped compare to other tulips. Have a high sprouting from bulb rate so should be more well - known.

Positive Todd_Boland On Dec 16, 2004, Todd_Boland from St. John's, NL (Zone 5b) wrote:

This tulip is a lovely dwarf suitable for the rock garden. It blloms quite early and the flowers are a glowing orange-red. A great aspect of this tulip is the fact that each stem produces 2-4 flowers. The foliage is grey-green. It is one of the most reliable species tulips, coming back year-after-year with no fuss.

Regional...

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

Mount Prospect, Illinois
Minneapolis, Minnesota



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