Tulipa clusiana

Tulipa clusiana

Species tulip

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Tulipa clusiana
  • Common name: Species tulip
  • Family: Liliaceae
  • Plant Type: Bulb, Deciduous
Flower colour:

Red

White

Foliage colour:

Silver

Species tulips often have more natural-looking blooms than their hybrid relatives. Tulipa clusiana originates from a region stretching from Iran to the Himalayas. It produces white flowers with attractive dark pink stripes on its outer petals and purple basal markings, from early- to mid-spring.

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The blooms are set off against grey-green leaves that occasionally have wavy margins. Tulipa clusiana looks stunning grown in wild, natural areas of the garden, where they should be planted in informal sweeps.

How to grow Tulipa clusiana

  • Plant size

    30cm height

    15cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front, middle

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do not Plant in May

Do not Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Tulipa clusiana and wildlife

Tulipa clusiana has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Tulipa clusiana poisonous?

Tulipa clusiana can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to Horses

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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