Tulipa sylvestris

Tulipa sylvestris

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 flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does not 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 sylvestris
  • Common name: Species tulip
  • Family: Liliaceae
  • Plant Type: Bulb
Flower colour:

Yellow

Foliage colour:

Green

Species tulips often have more natural-looking blooms than their hybrid relatives. Tulipa sylvestris is a small, delicate tulip. It works well naturalised in shorter grass and releases a soft, citrusy fragrance.

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For best results grow Tulipa sylvestris in moist but well-drained soil in full sun. After flowering, don’t cut back the foliage, but leave it to die down naturally, as damaging it can prevent flowering the following year.

How to grow Tulipa sylvestris

  • Plant size

    20cm height

    20cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • 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 flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does not 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 sylvestris and wildlife

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

Is Tulipa sylvestris poisonous?

Tulipa sylvestris 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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