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PlantFiles: Single Early Tulip
Tulipa 'Mickey Mouse'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Tulipa (TOO-li-pa) (Info)
Cultivar: Mickey Mouse

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Division 1 - Single Early

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

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)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Flowers are good for cutting
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

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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4 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive jmorth On Nov 26, 2008, jmorth from Divernon, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

A reliable and easy tulip to force during winter.

Positive saya On Aug 2, 2008, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

I've taken bulbs of Mickey Mouse home for free. They were leftovers and the shop wanted to throw them away. All my plants that I've obtained by saving from trash, are very if they want to thank me ;-) I'm very happy with Mickey Mouse ..looking very cheerful and amazing long flowering..

Positive GeorgiaJo On Apr 4, 2007, GeorgiaJo from Dallas, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Absolutely beautiful coloration. And a single cut blossom seemed to last forever. Hightly recommend this one.

Positive ladyrowan On Mar 4, 2005, ladyrowan from Garberville, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

My first year with this cultivar, and it did very well. I haven't had many tulips in my garden, but this is one that will definately be back next year!


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

Garberville, California
Dallas, Georgia
Divernon, Illinois

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