Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Types of Tulips

Single Early
As the name suggests, this tulip is the first one to bloom. Usually one flower per stem and the flower is in the shape of a cup.
Flowering time:early spring
Plant height:8 - 20" (20 - 50 cm); average: 10 - 18" (25 - 46 cm)
Minimum planting depth:6" (15 cm)
Hardiness zones:suitable for zones 3 - 8







Double Early

This type of tulip has more petals than the normal tulip and blooms nicely. The stems are fairly short but very strong and sturdy, and the blooms are very long lasting. These are excellent flowers for containers.

Flowering time:Early spring.
Plant height:8 - 16" (20 - 40 cm); average: 10 - 12" (25 - 30 cm)
Hardiness zones:suitable for zones 3 - 7











Triumph Tulips

The triumph is a cross between the early flowering singles and late flowering singles.It also comes in a wide range of colours.
Flowering time:Mid-spring.
Plant height:8 - 26" (20 - 68 cm); average: 16 - 22" (40 - 56 cm)
Hardiness zones:suitable for zones 3 - 7










Darwin Hybrid

The Darwin Hybrid is one tallest type of tulips. With long stems and multi colours, it is suitable for hand-tied wedding bouquets.
Flowering time:mid to late spring
Plant height:12 - 34" (30 - 86 cm); average: 18 - 24" (46 - 60 cm
Hardiness zones:suitable for zones 3 - 7









Single Late Tulips
The Single Late is also like the Darwin Hybrid with a wide variety of colours you can choose from.
Flowering time:Late spring. Single Late Tulips finish off the Tulip season! Plant height:9 - 32" (22 - 80 cm); average: 18 - 30" (46 - 75 cm) Hardiness zones:suitable for zones 3 - 7

Tulip Dreamland

Tulip Maureen


Tulip Kingsblood










Lily-flowered Tulips
The flower is quite thin and the petals are pointing outward and is pointy.
Flowering time:Late spring.Plant height:9 - 32" (23 - 80 cm); average: 14 - 24" (36 - 60 cm) Minimum planting depth:6" (15 cm) Hardiness zones:suitable for zones 3 - 7

China Pink

Elegant Lady







Mariette






Fringed Tulips
The Fringed tulips has a special characteristic that is the petals has fringes. They can come in white, red, orange, combination of red and white, yellow, pink, purple and others.
Flowering time:variable, although many flower in late spring
Plant height:8 - 30" (20 - 75 cm);Minimum planting depth:6" (15 cm) Hardiness zones:suitable for zones 3 - 7

Lambada

Fancy Frills











Crystal Beauty





Viridiflora Tulips
Most of the petals of this tulip is partially green
Viridiflora Tulips are also known for their exceptionally long flowering capabilityFlowering time:late spring flowering Plant height:10 to 30" (25 - 75 cm); average: 16 - 24" (40 - 60 cm)Minimum planting depth:6" (15 cm)Hardiness zones:suitable for zones 3 - 7

Golden Artist

Artist


Green Wave









Rembrandt Tulips
Very famous type of tulip in the 1600's in Holland and is no more available.
There are however tulips from other categories that resemble the original Rembrandt Tulips.We now know that these unusual markings were actually caused by a virus, which eventually caused damage to the tulip bulbs. Because of this, the original Rembrandt Tulips are no longer sold commercially. However, there are quite a few modern, virus-free, Rembrandt "look-alike" tulips available,
Flowering time:-variable; depends on which tulip they mutated from
Plant height:-variable
Minimum planting depth:-6" (15 cm)
Hardiness zones:suitable for zones 3 - 7

Orange Bowl

Zomerschoon





Mona Lisa








Parrot Tulips
The petals of the Parrot tulips are not straight. They are often curled or twisted. The size of the flower is also quite large.
Flowering time - mid spring or late spring
Plant height:12 - 28" (30 - 70 cm); average: 16" (40 cm
Minimum planting depth:6" (15 cm)
Hardiness zones:suitable for zones 4 - 7



Estella Rijnveld















Fantasy





Blue Parrot








Double Late
The Double Late tulips blooms quite late in spring but lasts a long time.
The Double Late is absolutely beautiful. When blooms, the flower opens up quite big and they look like Peonies. It is perfect for a round wedding bouquet.
Flowering time:late spring
Plant height:12 - 24" (30 - 60 cm); average: 16" (40 cm)
Minimum planting depth:6" (15 cm)
Hardiness zones:suitable for zones 3 - 7

Angelique


Renown Unique

Lilac Perfection

Carnaval de Nice






Kaufmanniana
The flowers have pointed petals which open almost completely flat on sunny days.
Flowering time:early spring
Plant height:4 - 12" (10 - 30 cm); average: 6" (15 cm)
Minimum planting depth:4 - 5" (10 - 12 cm)
Hardiness zones:suitable for zones 3 - 8

Concerto

Stresa


Quebec



Fosteriana
The Fosteriana is special. The petals are pointy in nature. Also great for your tulip wedding bouquet.
Flowering time:- Early spring
Plant height:-10 - 20" (25 - 50 cm); average: 14" (36 cm)
Minimum planting depth:-6" (15 cm)
Hardiness zones:-suitable for zones 3 - 8


Exotic Emperor





Red Emperor





Golden Emperor











Griegii
The Griegii petals are pointy,too.
They come in bright colours and often a combination of two colours.
Flowering time:-early springPlant height:6 - 16" (15 - 40 cm); average: 10" (25 cm0
Minimum planting depth:6" (15 cm)
Hardiness zones:suitable for zones 3 - 7
Tsar Peter

Red Riding Hood



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Turkish Delight







Wild Tulips

This type of tulips are practically short and ideal for garden planting.

They have many varieties.








Clusiana Lady Jane









Humilis Violacea

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