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© Deeproot Plant Base
common name: Tulip
poisonous or irritant
dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
Spring bulb producing narrowly lance-shaped mid-green leaves, sometimes margined reddish-purple, and usually reddish-orange, or occasionally yellow flowers, green tinged on the outside and with black or dark green basal markings, up to 6cm across.
Sharply drained soil in full sun, dislikes excessively wet conditions.
From seed or by separation of bulb offsets.
Suitable for rock gardens or dry sunny banks..
From the eastern Mediterranean area.