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Tulipa sp. (Tulip)
Tulip Tulipa sp.
Sun Requirements Full Sun
Part Shade
Half Shade
Origin Exotic
Climate Zone 1
Zone 2
Design Use Containers
Cottage Gardens
Cut Flowers
Feature Plant
Mass Plantings
Height 0.8m
Width 0.2m
Flower Colour Mauve
Foliage Colour Mid Green Leaves
Foliage Cover Herbaceous
Frost Tolerance Heavy Frost
Drought Tolerance Keep Watered During Hot Periods
Flowering Period Early Spring
Mid Spring
Late Spring

The Dapple Designs Expert Says:

Tulipa or Tulip as they are commonly known is a very showy spring flowering bulb. Plants within the genus can be found in the wild in regions such as the Mediterranean, Middle East and also parts of Western Asia. They have got be one of the most prized possessions a person can have in their garden. The large cup shape flowers are a must for any southern Australian garden. Tulips should be planted in a sunny open to partly sunny position. Make sure they have plenty of organic matter to feed on and plenty of moisture to ensure that the plants develop to their full potential. Plant the bulbs at a depth of roughly 3 times the diameter of the bulb or generally about 15cm deep. If you live in an area outside zones 1 & 2 in Australia you should store your tulips in a cool place to ensure that they flower properly the next season. To do this, lift the bulbs up after they have completely died down, shake of all the dirt and place into a crisping unit in your fridge for around 4-6 weeks. After this, keep them in a cool dry place and your ready for planting next year.