Double Late Tulip, Peony-flowered Tulip 'Blue Diamond'


Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Tulipa (TOO-li-pa) (Info)
Cultivar: Blue Diamond
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Division 11 - Double Late (Paeony Flowered)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


3-6 in. (7-15 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)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun


Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:


Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer



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:

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:

Garberville, California

, Ontario

Gilmer, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:


On Mar 21, 2009, MiniPonyFarmer from Gilmer, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

I am REALLY in love with this tulip. I live in 8b, and when I planted these, I figured that they would not return the following year due to my location. I have been told that most people in this area treat tulips as annuals and are unable to get them to come back the next year. I planted these in 2008, and now they have come back in 2009, PLUS increased in numbers. These are a lovely shade of lavender/blue with beautiful blue-green crinkled leaves. As a bonus, mine are SCENTED with a heavenly baby-powder type scent! I will definitely be adding more of these in years to come!
Added in 2010: These returned yet again in 2010. I moved some of the bulbs and they had divided themselves. This is the ONLY tulip I have found to be reliable for coming back repeatedly in our zone 8b E... read more


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

I love this tulip!! It grows well for me here in my zone 2b garden in Manitoba, Canada. The flowers last so long!


On May 20, 2007, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

Hybridized by J. Reus (Netherlands) 1999.