Tulip

Tulipa praestans 'Unicum'

Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Benner
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Tulip (Tulipa praestans 'Unicum')
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Genus:  Tulipa

This bunch tulip has multiple orange-red flowers that bloom in spring above green leaves edged in creamy white. A species tulip, it is more likely to bloom in subsequent years. It reaches less than a foot tall and is stunning planted en masse.

Noteworthy Characteristics: 

Likely to perennialize; cayenne red flowers; variegated foliage.

Care: 

Provide full sun and moist but well-drained soil. Wet soil invites fungus, disease, and rot. Allow foliage to die back naturally after flowering.

Problems: 

Fairly trouble-free if planted in well-drained soil.

Overview

Height
6 in. to 12 in.
Spread
6 in. to 12 in.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Showy Flowers,
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Spring
Flower Color
Flame,
Red
Foliage Color
Variegated Foliage
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container,
Cut Flower
Style
Cottage Garden,
Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Bulbs

Tulipa praestans 'Unicum'