Tulip Tulipa batalinii 'Bright Gem' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Tulip (Tulipa batalinii 'Bright Gem') Genus: Tulipa This named variety of the species has soft sulfur-yellow flowers up to 3 inches across. The spring blossoms sit 4-6 inches high, surrounded by wavy-edged, gray-green foliage that reaches 8-10 inches tall. Species tulips prefer sharp drainage and plenty of room to grow. Most do well in rock gardens, small displays, and containers. Noteworthy Characteristics: Tulips originate in regions with cold winters and dry summers. (They require a cold treatment in order to bloom.) They are invaluable for early spring color in bedding schemes, parterres, cottage gardens, and mixed borders. This species is also suitable for rock gardens. Care: Provide fertile, well-drained soil in full or afternoon sun. In autumn, plant to a depth of two and a half times the height of the bulb; in regions warmer than Zone 8, bulbs will need a cold treatment (40° to 45°F for 8-10 weeks). Many tulips only last and bloom reliably for one season, but this species will naturalize. Propagation: Impractical for home gardeners. Problems: Bulb and root rot, gray mold, slugs, snails, aphids, nematodes, voles. Overview Height 6 in. to 12 in. Spread 6 in. to 12 in. Growth Habit Clumps Growth Pace Moderate Grower Light Full Sun to Part Shade Moisture Dry to Medium Maintenance Moderate Characteristics Fragrant Flowers, Showy Flowers, Showy Foliage Bloom Time Spring Flower Color Primrose Yellow Uses Beds and Borders, Container, Cut Flower, Ground Covers, Naturalizing, Suitable as Annual Style Cottage Garden, Herb Garden, Meadow Garden, Rock Garden Seasonal Interest Spring Interest Type Bulbs Related Plants to Tulipa batalinii 'Bright Gem' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Wild jonquil Narcissus jonquilla 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Daffodil Narcissus 'Quail' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Grape hyacinth Muscari comosum 'Plumosum' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Grape hyacinth Muscari aucheri 'Blue magic' View the discussion thread.