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Greigii tulip 'Red Riding Hood'      

Tulipa greigii

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Belonging to the Tulipa genus (Tulipa greigii 'Red Riding Hood'), Red Riding Hood is a variety of Greigii tulip. Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   OU Crimson Red and   Dark red and   Red. When mature, blooms are roughly 3.0 cm (that's 1.17 inches in imperial) in diameter.The mature flowers take a Single form, with an approximate petal count of 6. Leaves appear approximately as a   Sea green and   Seal brown colour.

Bright crimson blooms with dark centers. The blooms have short stems and beautifully striped leaves.
Good in pots

A type of Flower, it mainly grows as a Perennial plant - which means it typically grows best over a long period (from 3 years+). Red Riding Hood is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.17 feet (that's 36.0 cm in metric) with a clump-forming habit. This variety tends to bloom in late spring.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Red Riding Hood have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Red Riding Hood

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Tulips will last a few years if planted in the ground but tend not to establish themselves or grow large clumps. They do well in pots and are sometimes discarded after flowering as it is thought that after the first year the quality has declined

Red Riding Hood likes a position of full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Red Riding Hood is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Red Riding Hood are Zone 3 and Zone 8.

Growing Red Riding Hood from seed

Bulbs are slow to flower from seed and may not be the same form or colour as the original plant.
Instead, lift the bulbs after the foliage has died back after flowering and collect the small offset bulbs, pot up and grow on, it make take a year or two to make flowers but they will be the same as the original

Sow 3.9 inches (10.0 cm) deep with a guideline distance of 3.9 inches (10.0 cm).

Transplanting Red Riding Hood

Bulbs are best planted in the autumn and tulips can be put in the ground later than other bulbs, if needs be. Plant in clumps before mid winter for late spring flowering

As Red Riding Hood is hardy, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

Harvesting Red Riding Hood

Cut when buds are almost open

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by late spring.