Tulip, Didier's Tulip 'Mixed Hybrids, Natural Hybrids'

Tulipa gesneriana

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Tulipa (TOO-li-pa) (Info)
Species: gesneriana (ges-ner-ee-AY-na) (Info)
Cultivar: Mixed Hybrids, Natural Hybrids
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Division:

Division 15 - Species

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 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)

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

Light Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pink

Magenta (pink-purple)

Red

Scarlet (dark red)

Orange

Red-Orange

Bright Yellow

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:

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Regional

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

GARBERVILLE, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 14, 2009, artemiss from Toledo, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

One of the latest blooming in my personal garden, it is tall and willowy, best planted in large groups or with other less-overpowering tulips.
Also, it seems to be quite variable from bloom to bloom.

Positive

On Sep 25, 2003, Monocromatico from Rio de Janeiro,
Brazil (Zone 11) wrote:

This Tulip was introduced in Brazil not long time ago. It seems to be the only Tulip that can survive tropical climates, even though it needs to be protected from direct sunlight and should be put to germinate in refrigerators... I tried to grow it once, but didnt know how to, so it died. I just got 3 new bulbs with flowers and an instructions manual.

To survive tropical climates, it must be cultivated in light shade, avoiding sunlight. Must be watered twice a day with two ice cubes (just lay the ice cubes on the soil and let it melt). During the spring, when the flowers fade and the leaves dry, remove the bulbs from the pot, cut off the remaining leaves, clean the bulbs and bulblets and store them in a fresh place for 3 months, without water. Then put it back on the vase w... read more

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