Darwin Hybrid Tulip 'Gudoshnik'


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

Unknown - Tell us

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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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Gardeners' Notes:


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.


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'.


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

Beautiful and long-blooming. Fascinating variations in color.


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.


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.