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PlantFiles: Darwin Hybrid Tulip
Tulipa 'Gudoshnik'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Tulipa (TOO-li-pa) (Info)
Cultivar: Gudoshnik
Hybridized by D.W. Lefeber & Co; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1952

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3 members have or want this plant for trade.

Division 4 - Darwin Hybrids

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:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring


Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
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)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

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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4 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive valleyrimgirl On Dec 29, 2007, valleyrimgirl from Brandon, MB (Zone 2b) wrote:

Gudoshnik is growing well here in my zone 2b garden in Manitoba, Canada. I love the variations in color with the yellow striking through the red.

Neutral saya On May 21, 2007, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

Hybridized by D.W. Lefeber & Co,1952. Sports are: 'Jewel of Spring 'and 'Polka'.

Positive bmuller On Mar 27, 2007, bmuller from Albuquerque, NM (Zone 7a) wrote:

Beautiful and long-blooming. Fascinating variations in color.

Positive TomH3787 On Apr 9, 2006, TomH3787 from Raleigh, NC (Zone 7b) wrote:

This tulip is quite variable in color. Red is the most frequent color but many blooms are streaked with light yellow shades (refer to the composite picture I uploaded). The color varies from year to year too. Last year they were almost entirely red but this spring I have a lot more yellow in the mix.

Positive Todd_Boland On May 29, 2004, Todd_Boland from St. John's, NL (Zone 5b) wrote:

This tulip is quite an old hybrid, developed in 1952. I have lost count of how long I've had it...easily 20 years plus. I have not seen this cultivar for sale much in recent years, probably superceded by more fancy cultivars. The subtle red feathering over yellow makes this old cultivar still desirable.


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

San Leandro, California
Divernon, Illinois
Hampton, Illinois
Three Oaks, Michigan
Brunswick, Missouri
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Belfield, North Dakota

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