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PlantFiles: Greigii Tulip
Tulipa greigii 'Pinocchio'

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

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Division 14 - Greigii

6-12 in. (15-30 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:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Scarlet (Dark Red)
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring


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

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive TBGDN On Apr 14, 2006, TBGDN from (Zone 5a) wrote:

Introduced in 1980, Pinocchio is named for the puppet in the children's classic story by Carlo Collodi (1826-1890). 'Pinocchio' grows eight to fourteen inches high, averaging somewhere in the middle, with large blooms for its height. It likes plenty of sun but does equally well in light shade. On cloudy days or in partial shade they do not open completely, but they are very attractive even folded up, with a nice color arrangement. Catalog and other commercialized photographs (like most flowers) are usually enhanced to intensify color extremes! Quite often the people buying from such exaggerated pictures are surprised when they see the 'real thing'. This cultivar is very, very hardy and dependable; It has grown here for at least 10 years, and is still robust and floriforous. Even though it's natural appearance is far from the enhanced photos, it is very, very attractive: Great performer!


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

Edinburgh, Indiana
Macy, Indiana
Hebron, Kentucky

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