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Tulipa pulchella

Tulipa pulchella
 

Syn.: T. humilis

 

Flowering period: early

Average plant height: 12.5-15 cm

Spacing between bulbs: 8-10 cm

Type of bulb: bulb

This is one of the few tulips from this group of botanical tulips, for which a considerable number of cultivated forms are known. It is one of the lowest-growing tulips known ('humilis' means 'low'). Its narrow leaves often have a red edging. A perfect little tulips for the rock garden.

Most significant cultivars:
'Eastern Star': magenta-rose with a bronze-green flame and a canary-yellow base 'Obalisque': spirea-red on the outside and purple on the inside 'Persian Pearl': magenta-rose on the outside and cyclamen-purple on the inside T. pulchella var. violacea: purple-violet with a black base.