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PlantFiles: Darwin Hybrid Tulip
Tulipa '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:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

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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3 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive eolivas103 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.

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

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

Positive valleyrimgirl 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.

Neutral saya 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.


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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