Tulipa acuminata

Tulipa acuminata

Species tulip

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Tulipa acuminata
  • Common name: Species tulip
  • Plant type: Bulb

Height: 50cm

Spread: 20cm

Flower colour:
  • Red
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Flowers

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Species tulips often have more natural-looking blooms than their hybrid relatives. Tulipa acuminata has long, pointed, flame-red petals with a yellow base. It's perfect for growing in containers on a patio, or planted in groups in a border.

For best results, grow Tulipa acuminata against a dark backdrop, to make the most of its colouring, or naturalised in short-growing grass.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Front
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Purgative if ingested

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