Parrot Tulip
Tulipa 'Orange Favorite'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Tulipa (TOO-li-pa) (Info)
Cultivar: Orange Favorite
Hybridized by Vooren
Registered or introduced: 1930
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Division:

Division 10 - Parrot

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Rose/Mauve

Scarlet (Dark Red)

Orange

Green

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Herbaceous

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

Regional

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

Weyers Cave, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Apr 19, 2008, Zeppy from Shenandoah Valley, VA (Zone 6b) wrote:

Discovered this growing by our new (old) house: I smelled something lovely, exquisite, and slowly tracked it to this tulip. I'm going to order another hundred from John Scheepers.

Positive

On May 22, 2007, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

Breeder/hybridizer: K.C. Vooren,1930. Lovely scented (jasmin)!

Neutral

On May 9, 2007, Redkarnelian from Newmarket, ON (Zone 5a) wrote:

Dated 1930.