Tulipa tarda / Tulipa dasystemon
("Specie tulips / Rockgarden tulips / Wild tulips")
By far the most important real botanical species and one that belongs in every garden. Six yellow, white tipped, star shaped little flowers cluster tightly together then develop very attractive seed pods after flowering. Naturalizes very easily.
What You Need To Know Before You Plant:
When Will This Flower Bloom?
When Should I Buy and Plant These Bulbs?
What Kind of Light Does This Bulb Prefer?
Full sun to partial shade
What Color Will the Flower Be?
Yellow with white tips
How Far Apart Should I Plant These Bulbs?
3 in / 8 cm
How Deep Should I Dig?
4 in / 10 cm
How Tall Will It Grow?
4-6 in / 10-15 cm
Recommended Number of Bulbs Per Square Foot?
Is It Deer/Critter Resistant?
How Can I Best Use It in My Landscaping?
In borders, rock gardens and naturalized (grassy) areas.
What Should I Do After Flowering?
Allow the foliage to die back on its own. Remove the flower heads after blooming (or the seed pods if they develop): this will allow the energy to go to the bulb for next year's flowers.
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About the Family
Botanical Tulips Family
It is generally assumed that about 150 different wild species exist in an area running roughly from Central Asia to Spain and Portugal.Read More About the Family