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Greigii Tulip
Tulipa greigii 'Casa Grande'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Tulipa (TOO-li-pa) (Info)
Species: greigii (GREEG-ee-eye) (Info)
Cultivar: Casa Grande
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Division:

Division 14 - Greigii

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:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Red

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Herbaceous

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:

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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:

Clifton, Colorado

Loveland, Colorado

Chicago, Illinois

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

South Plainfield, New Jersey

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jul 28, 2009, critterologist from Frederick, MD (Zone 6b) wrote:

I picked this one out for the garden of a friend who loves orange, and it's one of the most spectacular blooms I've ever seen -- huge and long-lasting, since it's still gorgeous when blown fully open. Plus, it's got those wonderful greggii leaf markings.

The color is an orange-red, sort of a flame color, some have said paprika. I think it would look great with a purple tulip and am planning to try it with 'Passionale'.

Positive

On Apr 26, 2005, kdjoergensen from Waxhaw (Charlotte), NC (Zone 7b) wrote:

A fantastic large flowerhead. Radiently red. Georgeous. Absolutely fantastic tulip. Great foliage, too. Highly recommended.