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Tulip is a plant which belongs to the Tulipa genus.

This plant is toxic to pets. 1

Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Canary yellow and   Red and   Cream. When mature, blooms are roughly 4.0 cm (that's 1.56 inches in imperial) in diameter. The mature flowers take a single form, with an approximate petal count of 6. Leaves appear approximately as a   Ao green and   Sea green

It is a non-edible flower and is treated mainly as a perennial, so it grows best over a period of time (3 years and greater).

Tulip normally grows with a erect habit to a mature height of 36.0 cm (that's 1.17 feet imperial). This plant tends to bloom in mid spring, followed by first harvests in mid spring.

If you would like to attract butterflies to your garden, consider growing this plant.

Queen of the Night, Mixed, Darwin Mix, Purple Prince and Little Beauty are some of the most popular varieties of Tulip for home gardeners to grow.

Netherlands is believed to be where Tulip originates from.

As Tulip is a low maintanence plant, it is great for beginner gardeners and those that like gardens that don't need much overseeing.

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

How to grow Tulip

  • Full Sun

    OR
  • Partial Sun

  • Medium

After blooms have faded, it’s ok to deadhead, but allow the leaves to die off naturally. The leaves are necessary to feed the bulb so it can survive the winter and grow new flowers next year.
Some gardeners think that tulips do not flower well in the second and following seasons so discard them after flowering.

Position in a full sun / partial sun location and remember to water moderately. Zone 3 to 8 are typically the USDA Hardiness Zones that are appropriate for this plant (although this can vary based on your microclimate). Ensure your soil is potting mix and loamy and has a ph of between 6.0 and 6.5 as Tulip is a weakly acidic soil loving plant. Keep in mind when planting that Tulip is thought of as hardy, so Tulip will tend to go dormant or grow slowly over the winter months.

See our list of companion Plants for Tulip to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Tulip from seed

Slow to flower from seed and may not cone true. Best from bulb off sets harvested after foliage dies back in the late summer.

Look to ensure a distance 3.9 inches (10.0 cm) between seeds when sowing - bury at a depth of at least 3.9 inches (10.0 cm) deep.

Transplanting Tulip

Plant bulbs in autumn to mid winter for flowering the following spring.
Good in pots

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Tulip is a hardy plant.

Harvesting Tulip

Toxic!
If using as a cut flower, collect before the buds have opened fully

How long does Tulip take to grow?

These estimates for how long Tulip takes to sprout, grow and harvest are from real observations from real gardeners, right around the world.

Start logging and journaling your observations to participate!

Days to Germination How long does it take Tulip to germinate?
143 days

Average 143 days | Min 64 days | Max 182 days (34)

Days to Transplant How long until I can plant out Tulip?
+ 182 days

Average 182 days | Min 182 days | Max 182 days (1)

Days to Maturity How long until Tulip is ready for harvest / bloom?
+ 123 days

Average 123 days | Min 3 days | Max 199 days (25)

Total Growing Days How long does it take to grow Tulip?
= 448 days

Tulip Folklore & Trivia

Historically, tulips were highly prized and very valuble. Delftware vases were made to show them off to their best advantage

Other names for Tulip

Parrot tulip, Rockery tulip

Tulipa L., Tulipa x, Tulipa hybrid

Latest Tulip Reviews

  • None of these ever came up. I assume they’re duds, but will wait until spring to see if anything happens.

    0 stars

    patanne about growing Tulips species
  • These are ridiculously beautiful plants, but IME they’re annuals – they rarely come back and if they do it’s mostly foliage. Dark and dramatic. Color ranges from deep purple to purple/black.

    4 stars

    PlantyHamchuk about growing Tulipa 'Queen of the Night'
  • Cut off the brown stalks flush to ground.

    0 stars

    SarahSmile about growing Tulip 'Ronaldo'

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