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Scientific Name:
Tulipa cvs.
Pronunciation:
TEW-lih-puh
Common Name:
tulip
Family Name:
Liliaceae
Plant Type:
Flowering cut plant, Flowering pot plant, Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features:
Leaves basal (arising from bulb that is usually 10-20cm below ground), linear to braodly oval; flowers usually solitary and cup-shaped with 6 tepals available in every colour except blue.

Habit:
Upright
Form:
Vase
Texture:
Medium
Mature Height:
0.4 - 0.7m
Mature Spread:
0.1 - 0.3m
Origin:
Europe, Garden origin
Hardiness Rating:
Zone 4: (-34 to -29 °C)
Exposure:
Full sun
Soil/Growing Medium:
Water Use:
Moderate
Landscape Uses:
Container planting, Cut flower or foliage, Floristry, Group or mass planting, Indoor plant, Spring interest
Additional Info:
Google. Species on campus may include T. tarda and T. saxatilis.

Leaf Morphology:
Form:
Simple
Arrangement:
Basal
Texture/Venation:
Soft flexible
Surfaces:
Glabrous
Shapes:
Linear, Ovate
Apices:
Acute
Bases:
Sheathing
Margins:
Entire

Inflorescence Type:
Flowers solitary
Flower Morphology:
Flowers perfect
Number Of Petals:
6
Corolla Shape:
Campanulate
Ovary Position:
Superior
Colour (petals):
Showy, White, Orange, Yellow, Violet, Pink, Magenta, Red, Dark-red (Can be bicolored, striped)
Flower Scent:
Sweet
Flower Time at Peak:
Mar, Apr, May

Fruit Type:
Capsule
Fruit Colour:
Brown
Fruiting Time:
Jun, Jul

Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications:
Bulbs
Propagation:
Seed, Division - below ground parts
Optimal Temp.:
Low
Light Level:
Medium
Maintenance:
Low
Pest Susceptibility:
Mold, Nematodes, Rodents, Root rot, Virus (Pest resistant, Disease resistant, Rabbit resistant)

Course(s):
  • CLT Training
  • HORT 1193/1293
  • Level 1 Apprenticeship
Location(s):
  • (AGB)  Acer Griseum Bed
  • (BCE)  Boulevard (Circular) Eastend : T. tarda
  • (BUG)  BUG garden
  • (GNH)  GreeNHouse
  • (GRB)  GRass Bed
  • (MCF)  Main Courtyard Fountain
  • (PPL)  Pine PLanting
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