Darwin Hybrid Tulip
Tulipa 'Oxford Elite'

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

Division 4 - Darwin Hybrids

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 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)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Rose/Mauve

Coral/Apricot

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Hebron, Kentucky

Albertville, Minnesota

, Ontario

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On May 19, 2013, absinthe27 from Albertville, MN (Zone 4b) wrote:

This tulip is very vibrant and looks great paired with purple tulips like Ronaldo or Claudia. I have these growing in a container layered with daffodils, hyacinth, and crocus and they did really well.

Neutral

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

Hybridized by G.G. Kol,1968.

Neutral

On Apr 19, 2006, Cheryl_IL from (Zone 5b) wrote:

I like the colors on this tulip. When I bought it this afternoon, one bud was opening and the colors seemed paler than they are now. It sat in my warm car for the afternoon and by the time I got home a second bloom started to open, and the orange color on the first bloom was deeper and covered more of the petals.