Species Tulip, Botanical Tulip, Candlestick Tulip, Lady Tulip, Wild Tulip

Tulipa clusiana

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Tulipa (TOO-li-pa) (Info)
Species: clusiana (kloo-zee-AN-uh) (Info)
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Division:

Division 15 - Species

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

El Cajon, California

Redwood City, California

Conway, South Carolina

Iredell, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On May 2, 2004, martina from El Cajon, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

I love this tulip. It blooms very early, it has a simple, natural, graceful elegance and it is always interesting. In dimmer light it is semi-closed, appearing almost red, in full sun it opens - like a bright yellow star (I will try to download both day/evening images on this page). On top of that it often has more than one bloom and keeps blooming faithfully in So Cal. Great plant!

Positive

On Apr 13, 2003, M_Bond from Belmont, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

This is one of the few tulips that is a perennial in the SF Bay Area of California due to its low chill requirements. It is actually stoloniferous and will colonize areas where it is happy.

Neutral

On Oct 31, 2001, poppysue from Westbrook, ME (Zone 5a) wrote:

A species tulip with wavy 6-inch linear leaves. The white flowers are marked with dark rose on the outside of the petals. In mid-day flowers fully open up to a star shape 4 inches accross.

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