Species Tulip

Tulipa orphanidea Whittallii Group

Species Tulip - Tulipa orphanidea  Whittallii Group

Common Name: Species Tulip
Genus: Tulipa
Species: orphanidea
Cultivar: Whittallii Group

Category: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomatous Plants
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Suitable for growing in containers, Good for a rock garden

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.30 m (30 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.10 m (10 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Red, Orange
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: April & May

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained



    This is a lovely and delicate plant for alpine beds, rock gardens or pots. It has vibrant blood orange petals which have a dark olive blotch at their base - this is particularly noticeable when the petals open up to form big cup-shaped flowers.

  • 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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