Tulip

Tulipa linifolia

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Tulip (Tulipa linifolia)
Genus:  Tulipa
This species tulip blooms in mid- to late spring with fire-engine-red flowers that look like open, pointed stars with purple centers. It reaches 4-6 inches tall and not quite as wide. Species tulips prefer sharp drainage and plenty of room to grow; they will often naturalize. Most do well in rock gardens, small displays, and containers.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Tulips originate from Central Asian regions with cold winters and dry summers, and 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 speices 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).
Propagation:  Impractical for home gardeners.
Problems:  Bulb and root rot, gray mold, slugs, snails, aphids, nematodes, voles.

Overview

Height
Less than 6 in.
Spread
6 in. to 12 in.
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Maintenance
Moderate
Characteristics
Self Seeds,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Late Spring,
Spring
Flower Color
Niagara,
Red
Uses
Ground Covers,
Naturalizing,
Suitable as Annual
Style
Cottage Garden,
Herb Garden,
Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Bulbs

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