Darwin Hybrid Tulip 'Golden Apeldoorn'


Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Tulipa (TOO-li-pa) (Info)
Cultivar: Golden Apeldoorn
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Division 4 - Darwin Hybrids


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


3-6 in. (7-15 cm)


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)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun


Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

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:


Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

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 Bernardino, California

Washington, Illinois

Royal Oak, Michigan

Florence, Mississippi

Las Cruces, New Mexico

, Ontario

Eagle Point, Oregon

Anacortes, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Apr 2, 2014, eolivas103 from Las Cruces, NM (Zone 8a) wrote:

Few Tulips perennialize for me - Too much water because I grow them in the same bed as summer bulbs and annuals/perennials and probably too much heat too early on but...this Tulip is an exception. Thank God because every year this comes back just a big larger and every year I just stand over it and stare inside at the interesting patterns and nice contrasts in color between the yellow and black.


On May 28, 2008, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

Blooms in April in my garden. A very bright, pretty yellow with a red blush.


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

Golden Apeldoorn is growing well here in my zone 2b garden in Manitoba, Canada. I love its bright yellow flowers with its black centers.


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

Hybridized by C. Gorter and A. Overdevest, 1960. Sport of Apeldoorn. Named after Apeldoorn, a city in Netherlands.