Tulipa linifolia Species Tulip

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Tulipa linifolia Species Tulip

Tulipa linifolia Pointy fluorescent scarlet petals on a purple-black base. Cup-shaped flower with petals that open fully in sun, close up at night. Narrow red-edged very wavy grey-green basal leaves attract attention. Also called Flax-Leaved Tulip. Award-winning flower, in gardens since before 1884.

6–8" tall. Mid to Late Spring blooms, Z4-8, Topsize 5cm/up bulbs. Div15.



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Species Tulips

Species Tulips are the original wild tulips from the center of tulip diversity in central Asia, and their cultivars which still have a “wild” look, comprise Tulip Division 15. All our stock is nursery-propagated from commercial sources and is not collected in the wild.

Once established with good drainage, these tend to perennialize or naturalize, unlike many of the big hybrid tulips. Most are not tall, showy or formal, but they have their own halfling charms.

Tulip Divisions

Div1 Single Early The oldest class of cultivars. Cup-shaped long-lasting flowers; good for forcing. Early Spring blooms.
Div2 Double Early Semi- to fully double ruffled flowers on short sturdy stems. Early Spring blooms.
Div3 Triumph The largest palette of colors, and the best class for forcing. Cup-shaped flowers. Foliage dies back early; easy to remove of over-plant. Mid Spring blooms.
Div4 Darwin Hybrid Long-lived type, with large long-blooming weather-resistant ovoid flowers on tall stems. Mid to Late Spring blooms.
Div5 Single Late Cup- or goblet-shaped flowers, includes Mayflowering, Cottage, Breeder and Darwin tulips. Tall, in a wide range of colors. Late Spring blooms.
Div6 Lily-flowered Pointed reflexed petals and a slender “waist.” Similar to the Ottoman tulips. Late Spring Blooms.
Div7 Fringed A finely cut fringe on the petal edge. Also known as Crispa tulips. Late Spring blooms.
Div8 Viridiflora “Green Flower” tulips have a broad green flame up the outside of the petals. Late Spring blooms.
Div9 Rembrandt Broken colors; all modern cultivars also belong to another class based on their shape.
Div10 Parrot Feathered, curled, twisted petal edges. The bud is said to resemble a parrot’s beak. Mid to Late Spring blooms.
Div11 Double Late Fully doubled ruffled flowers, commonly called Peony tulips. Late Spring blooms.
Div12 Kaufmanniana Low-growing flowers open wide in the sun; perennialize well. Also called Waterlily tulips. Very Early to Early Spring blooms.
Div13 Fosteriana Large single flowers with long petals in rich vivid colors. Reasonably long-lived, good for forcing. Also called Emperor tulips. Early Spring Blooms
Div14 Greigii Large blooms with short stems; perennialize well. Foliage is streaked or mottled burgundy. Early Spring blooms
Div15 Species Wild types and their cultivars.

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