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Species Tulip 'Fusilier'

Tulipa praestans

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Tulipa (TOO-li-pa) (Info)
Species: praestans (PRAY-stans) (Info)
Cultivar: Fusilier
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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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Red-Orange

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Smooth-Textured

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)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

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:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Regional

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

Mount Prospect, Illinois

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Gardeners' Notes:

3
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0
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0
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RatingContent
Positive

On May 1, 2017, saya from Heerlen,
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

Awarded by the prestigious Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1993.
Hybridized by Jac. B. Roozen.

Positive

On Jan 8, 2008, Malus2006 from Coon Rapids, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

I have this plant surive one winter so far and that winter was very nasty. It look like florist tulip from a distance but every single bulb have mulit flower stalks. The leaves are also wider and more cupped compare to other tulips. Have a high sprouting from bulb rate so should be more well - known.

Positive

On Dec 16, 2004, Todd_Boland from St. John's, NL (Zone 5b) wrote:

This tulip is a lovely dwarf suitable for the rock garden. It blloms quite early and the flowers are a glowing orange-red. A great aspect of this tulip is the fact that each stem produces 2-4 flowers. The foliage is grey-green. It is one of the most reliable species tulips, coming back year-after-year with no fuss.

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