Darwin Hybrid Tulip 'Pink Impression'


Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Tulipa (TOO-li-pa) (Info)
Cultivar: Pink Impression
Additional cultivar information:(aka Pink Impressions)
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Division 4 - Darwin Hybrids


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


3-6 in. (7-15 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)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun


Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:


Bloom Time:

Mid Spring



Other details:

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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

Foliage Color:


Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers


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

Reseda, California

Alpharetta, Georgia

Durham, Maine

Owosso, Michigan

Bridgewater, New Jersey

South Plainfield, New Jersey

Las Cruces, New Mexico

Coats, North Carolina

Rocky Mount, North Carolina

Dayton, Ohio

Prosperity, South Carolina

Nashville, Tennessee

Gilmer, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Apr 2, 2014, eolivas103 from Las Cruces, NM (Zone 8a) wrote:

Huge! Tall with very large flowers. Shell is pink and inside is a watermelon color with purple eye. First year I have grown them so I am not sure if they will perennialize here or not.


On Apr 20, 2008, saya from Heerlen,
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

Awarded with AGM in 1997 by the Royal Horticultural Society.

Hybridized/registrant: Van der Wereld.
Registered in 1979.


On Jan 13, 2008, TheUsualSuspect from Reseda, CA wrote:

This plant and the sport of it, "Red Impression," are two of my favorite tulips. Garden tulips don't pereniallize here in So. Cal., so I usually mail order them each year, and they're always worth it.


On Jun 29, 2007, ladychroe from Bridgewater, NJ wrote:

This tulip is on its third year in my garden, and I haven't lost any. The flowers are enormous - bigger than my fist. A nice medium pink with dark blue at the bottom. They are the most beautiful tulips in my garden.

They are growing in southern exposure in slightly amended clay. I planted them 8 inches deep. I have read that planting tulips deeper than recommended helps them to perennialize because the bulbs are less likely to divide.


On Jan 16, 2005, kdjoergensen from Waxhaw (Charlotte), NC (Zone 7b) wrote:

By far the best tulip you can find. The bulbs are usually big, and the tulip stems are amoung the tallest. The flower head is also much larger than other darwin hybrids. A long lasting, very very reliably perennializer. Strongly recommended.