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Tulipa chrysantha

Tulipa species

tulip

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Requires good drainage, good soil, sun, lots of room. Set small wild species 4" deep, larger ones and hybrid tulips 6-8" deep, 4-6" apart, planting late fall and winter until ground freezes solid. Store bulbs in refrigerator if any delay in planting. May be started from seed but unpredictable: sow late winter to very early in spring, or in fall, 1/8 to 1/4" deep. Zone 3-8

To have repeated, very successful blooms these should be dug late each spring and replanted late in fall; if not, energy goes to bulblet production instead and the size of the show will diminish each year. To reproduce, leave bulbs in place and divide in fall

Species tulips typically smaller, 4" deep, naturalize well. Tulipa tarda, Tulipa kaufmanniana, Tulipa turkestanica and Tulipa linifolia all hardy to zone 4

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