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botanical name:
Tulipa acuminata
Tulipa acuminata © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Horned Tulip
family:  Liliaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.45m
width: 0.10m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bulb/corm
leaf colour: grey-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: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
description:
Narrowly linear leaves sometimes with wavy edges, glaucous grey-green. Stems reach 40-45 cm. Smallish slender flowers, about 10cm long, with long pointed, twisted petals, pale red or yellow flushed with red.



cultivation:
Well drained, preferably neutral to alkaline soil in sun.
Plant bulbs in late summer and autumn at a depth of 10 to 15cm.

other notes:
Division 15 - Miscellaneous

Unknown in the wild, this species tulip has been grown in gardens since the 16th century.

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