Species Tulip

Tulipa acuminata

Species Tulip - Tulipa acuminata

Common Name: Species Tulip
Genus: Tulipa
Species: acuminata

Category: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomatous Plants
Growth Rate: Average

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.50 m (50 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.10 m (10 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Red, Yellow
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: April

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained



This is a very old variety which has come back into vogue recently and is causing quite a stir. It has curious elongated petals that are a mixture of red or yellow normally with more yellow towards the base and red towards the tips. The strange spidery blooms are great for providing interest to garden borders or wildflower meadows in mid-spring.

  • Garden care: In September to December plant bulbs 15-20cm deep and 10-15cm apart in fertile well-drained soil. Alternatively allow 7-9 bulbs per 30cm sq. After flowering dead-head and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser each week for the first month. Once the foliage has died down naturally lift the bulbs and store in a cool greenhouse.


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