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Shirley is a popular variety of Tulip, which belongs to the Tulipa genus (Tulipa 'Shirley'). Shirley is a hybrid variety. Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   White and   Palatinate purple.

White flower with purple markings.

A type of Flower, it mainly grows as a Perennial plant - which means it typically grows best over a long period (from 3 years+). Shirley normally grows to a mature height of 45.0 cm (that's 1.46 feet imperial). This variety tends to bloom in mid spring.

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

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

How to grow Shirley

  • Full Sun

Keep in mind when planting that Shirley is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 3 - 8 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant.

Growing Shirley from seed

Ensure a distance of 3.9 inches (10.0 cm) between seeds when sowing - look to sow at a depth of approximately 3.9 inches (10.0 cm).

Transplanting Shirley

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

Harvesting Shirley

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