Sun exposure:
Full sun
South facing, west facing
Position in border:
Front, middle


Prefers rich soil:
Chalky / Alkaline / Clay / Heavy / Moist / Well Drained / Light / Sandy

The tulip is a stalwart of the late-spring garden. There are hundreds to choose from, including traditional, single cup-shaped varieties, double-flowered cultivars and those with elegant, goblet-shaped flowers. Tulips grow best in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. However, they don’t always come back the following year and are therefore often best treated as annuals.

Tulipa ‘Burning Heart' is a Darwin hybrid tulip. These are all single-flowered and brightly coloured varieties, with long-lasting flowers on strong stems. Unlike many tulip cultivars, Darwin hybrids usually flower again for several years after they were first planted, making them more reliable than other options.

Resembling an old-fashioned tulip found in Dutch paintings of the 1600s (known as Rembrandt tulips), ‘Burning Heart’ has cream-yellow flowers with a bold red swirling pattern. Growing to a height of 40cm, ‘Burning Heart’ is perfect for growing in a mixed herbaceous border. It makes an excellent cut flower.

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Tulipa ‘Burning heart’ and wildlife

Tulipa ‘Burning heart’ has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Tulipa ‘Burning heart’ poisonous?

Tulipa ‘Burning heart’ can be toxic.

Toxic to:
Is known to attract Cats
Is known to attract Dogs
Is known to attract Horses
No reported toxicity to:
Is not known to attract Birds
Is not known to attract Livestock
Is not known to attract People
Plants that go well with Tulipa 'Burning Heart'