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PlantFiles: 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 4 - Darwin Hybrids

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 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)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

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1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive absinthe27 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 saya On May 21, 2007, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

Hybridized by G.G. Kol,1968.

Neutral Cheryl_IL 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.


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

Hebron, Kentucky
Albertville, Minnesota
, Ontario

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