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botanical name:
Tulipa orphanidea
Tulipa orphanidea © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Tulip
family:  Liliaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.35m
width: 0.15m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bulb/corm
leaf colour: green
flower colour: orange
main season: Spring
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
description:
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.

cultivation:
Sharply drained soil in full sun, dislikes excessively wet conditions.

propagation:
From seed or by separation of bulb offsets.

usage:
Suitable for rock gardens or dry sunny banks..

other notes:
From the eastern Mediterranean area.

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