Fringed Tulip
Tulipa 'Cummins'

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

Division 7 - Fringed

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 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

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Blue-Violet

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

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:

Non-patented

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

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Garberville, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

On Dec 31, 2011, RobertWM from Clawson, MI wrote:

My rating would be neutral to negative. Pretty but not at all a strong grower. Several of the bulbs have disappeared and the few that still come up seem to struggle and have many problems with malformed flowers. I have much better results with some other tulips.

Neutral

On Mar 16, 2010, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

T. 'Cummins' is bred by Vertuco B.V. and is under PBR. It came from a cross of T. 'Johan Gutenberg' and T. 'Canova'.

Neutral

On Mar 12, 2005, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Prefers full sun, but can take a little shade. Can be grown in containers, too. In warmer climates, these bulbs need a chilling period before planting. Best look obtained from planting in groups of 5 or more.

Great for cut flowers. The fringed edges are gorgeous with a look of frayed fabric.