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Tulip 'Claudia'


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Claudia is part of the Tulipa genus and is a Tulip variety. Its scientific name is Tulipa 'Claudia'. Claudia is a heirloom variety.

Soft purple with white edges. Lily flowering tulips bloom late spring. Pointed elegant blooms and narrow leaves make these tulips a distinguished gruop. Great for beds, borders or as cuts.

These tulips are centuries old. The shape of these tulips was greatly improved by crossing them with Darwins at the beginning of this century. The first tulip with lily-shaped flowers was the yellow Tulip retroflexa; it thus became the ancestor of the later ones. In 1902 Krelage & Son crossed this cottage tulip with the Darwin tulip, ‘Psyche’. This cross resulted in the satin pink tulip, ‘Siren’, which really caused a sensation. The flowers are elegant with their pointed petals which bow outward at the top.

This variety is a Flower that typically grows as an Perennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of three years or more. Claudia normally grows to a mature height of 36.0 cm (that's 1.17 feet imperial). This variety tends to bloom in late spring.

Claudia Tulip is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!

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

How to grow Claudia

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

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

Growing Claudia from seed

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 3.9 inches (10.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 5.85 inches (15.0 cm).

Transplanting Claudia

Plant in Fall

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

Harvesting Claudia