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botanical name:
Tulipa 'Tinka'
Tulipa 'Tinka' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Tulip
synonyms:  Tulipa clusiana 'Tinka'
family:  Liliaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.30m
width: 0.15m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bulb/corm
leaf colour: blue-green
flower colour: red & yellow
main season: Spring
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-alkaline
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
description:
Spring flowering bulb. Elegant smallish flowers of vivid red with pale yellow margins and primrose yellow inside.
Similar to the Tulipa clusiana species, but larger and taller growing.

cultivation:
Well drained, preferably neutral to alkaline soil in sun.
Plant bulbs in late summer and autumn at a depth of 10 to 15cm. For best performance, lift bulbs annually after foliage dies back, store and replant.

usage:
Border, rock gardens, containers. Good for naturalising

other notes:
Division 15 - Miscellaneous
Hybrid of Tulipa clusiana, bred at the Dutch Research Station, Holland

RHS AGM

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