Tulipa orphanidea

Tulipa orphanidea

Tulip

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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 orphanidea
  • Common name: Tulip
  • Family: Liliaceae
  • Plant Type: Bulb, Deciduous
Flower colour:

Orange

Foliage colour:

Green

Tulipa orphanidea is a stunning species tulip with deep orange-red blooms that resemble crowns.

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Flowering from mid- to late spring, it looks fabulous planted with other tulips and spring-flowering perennials like daffodils and muscari.

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Grow Tulipa orphanidea in full sun in well-drained soil. Remove spent flowerheads to avoid the plants putting energy into producing seeds, and allow the foliage to wither before pulling it off.

How to grow Tulipa orphanidea

  • Plant size

    30cm height

    10cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Chalky / alkaline / well drained / light / sandy

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 not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do 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 orphanidea and wildlife

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

Is Tulipa orphanidea poisonous?

Tulipa orphanidea 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