Tulip Divisions - Garden Tulips and Their Identities

 


Article by: Rob Young

Tulips are classified into 15 tulip , Decorative Garden Accents groups or tulip , Flower Garden in Urban Environment divisions. There are an enormous number of large-flowered hybrids and these are classified into 11 of these divisions, according to flowering , Landscaping Can Make or Break Curb Appeal for Homebuyers time, plant , Patented s shape, flower , How To Choose a Storage Shed size and form. Species and species hybrids make up the four remaining groups.

Let's look at each group!

Division 1 - Single early tulips
This tulip , Do It Yourself: An Attractive Rock Garden Anyone Would Be Proud Of division flowers , Garden Tables Aren't Just Decoration have rounded petals forming small deep cup-shaped single flowers, , Growing Asparagus which sometimes open flat , Flower Garden in Urban Environment in full sun. , Potting Benches: Beautiful and Practical
They flower , Gardening - Growing Herbs In Containers in mid spring. , Easy Pond Algae Control the Ecologically Safe Way
They grow , In Garden Design, Less Is More to 25-60cm (10-24in) high
Their stems are thick so they can handle the wind and rain.
They are excellent used as bedding plants. , Orchid Care What The Flower Tells
Some varieties can be forced indoors. , Brilliant Corners: House Plants and Your Health

Popular Single Early tulips , Garden Tables Aren't Just Decoration are 'Apricot Beauty' (apricot-pink), 'Bestseller' (copper-orange), 'Generaal de Wet' (golden-orange), and 'Ruby Red' (scarlet).

Division 2 - Double early tulips
These have large double flowers , The Exotic Rose of Sharon resembling peonies.
They flower , Getting the Best Price for Your Home Includes Landscaping for Curb Appeal in mid spring , Why Teak Coffee Tables Are Essential For Your Outdoor Space and are long-lasting.
They grow , Controlling Aphids to 25-30cm (10-12in) high.
They are good for mass bedding , Gardening - Growing Herbs In Containers layouts or containers.
They prefer a sheltered site.

Popular Double Early tulips , Hedge Trimmers Are Tools Not Toys are 'Electra' (cherry-red), 'Mr Van de Hoef' (golden-yellow), 'Oranje Nassau' (orange-red), 'Peach Blossom' (rose pink) and 'Schoonoord' (white).

Division 3 - Triumph tulips
These are sometimes referred to as Mid Season , Designing an Edible Garden tulips in bulb , Getting the Best Price for Your Home Includes Landscaping for Curb Appeal catalogs.
They have large, single, angular flowers. , How To Find Cheap Delivery In Your Area
They flower , How To Choose a Storage Shed in mid spring , Garden Planning and are long-lasting.
They grow , What Are the Appropriate Plants for My Landscape to 40-60cm (16-24in) high.
They can handle the wind and rain so can be used as bedding plants , Garden Benches in exposed sites.

Popular varieties include 'Attila' (violet-purple), 'Bellona' (golden-yellow), 'Garden Party' (white and carmine-pink), 'Kees Nellis' (pink and yellow), 'White Dream' (white) and 'Orange Bouquet' (red-orange) which has several flowers , Potting Benches: Beautiful and Practical on each stem.

Division 4- Darwin hybrids
These have large, round brilliantly colored flowers. , How To Choose a Storage Shed
They flower , Easy Pond Algae Control the Ecologically Safe Way in late spring. , Decorative Garden Accents
They grow , Bonsai Trees - Our Own Little Forest to 55-70cm (22-28in) high on strong stems.
Their colorful flowers , 7 Tips for Creating Fresh Hydrangea Bouquets make them ideal for the main focal point of a display.

Popular hybrids include 'Apeldoorn' (rich red), 'Big Chief' (pink with white), 'Elizabeth Arden' (salmon pink), 'Olympic Flame' (yellow and red) and 'Red Matador' (scarlet).

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Division 5- Single late tulips
These are sometimes referred to as May flowering , Composting - aka: The Circle of Life! tulips.
They have squared-off, oval or egg shaped flowers. , Garden Planning
They flower , Easy Pond Algae Control the Ecologically Safe Way in late spring. , Bonsai Trees - Our Own Little Forest
They grow , Straw Bale Culture Technique to 65-80cm (26-32in) high.
These are usually used in bedding , 7 Tips for Creating Fresh Hydrangea Bouquets or border layouts.

Popular varieties include 'Avignon' (red), 'Golden Harvest' (lemon yellow), 'Queen of Bartigons' (salmon-pink), 'Queen of Night' (maroon black) and 'Sorbet' (white and red).

Division 6- Lily-flowered tulips
These have long single flowers , Your Step By Step Guide To Planting The Perfect Lawn with pointed petals, often curving out at the tips. , Start Planning for Your Backyard Water Garden or Pond
They flower , Start Planning for Your Backyard Water Garden or Pond in late spring. , Things You Should Consider When Buying Your First Garden Leaf Blower
They grow , The Exotic Rose of Sharon to 50-65cm (20-26in) high.

They prefer a sunny site. Popular varieties include 'Aladdin' (crimson and yellow), 'China Pink' (soft pink), 'Maytime' ((mauve lilac with white , How To Find Cheap Flower Delivery In Your Area edges), 'Red Shine' (deep red), 'West Point' (yellow) and 'White Triumphator' (white).

Division 7- Fringed tulips These have flowers , Do It Yourself: An Attractive Rock Garden Anyone Would Be Proud Of similar to those of the Single late group but with fringed petals.
They flower , Orchid Care What The Tells in late spring. , The Exotic Rose of Sharon
They grow , Order Flowers Online to 55-80cm (22-32in) high.

Popular varieties include 'Arma' (cardinal-red), 'Burgundy Lace' (wine-red) and 'Fringed Beauty' (red and yellow).

Division 8 - Viridiflora
They are also known as Green , Do It Yourself: An Attractive Rock Garden Anyone Would Be Proud Of tulips.
These are similar to the Single late tulips , Bird Baths in Your Yard but the petals are partly green. , Outdoor Kitchens: Attention All Cooks - You've Never Had It This Good!
The flowers , Cyclamen appear in late spring. , Hedge Trimmers Are Tools Not Toys
They grow , Do It Yourself: An Attractive Rock Garden Anyone Would Be Proud Of to 23-60cm (9-24in) high.

Popular varieties include 'Artist' (apricot-pink and green), 'Golden Artist' (orange-yellow and green), 'Groenland' (green-edged rose) and 'Spring Green' (lemon-yellow and green).

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Division 9 - Rembrandt tulips
These have large single flowers , Hedge Trimmers Are Tools Not Toys with petals streaked or blotched with a second color , Landscaping Can Make or Break Curb Appeal for Homebuyers which is caused by a harmless virus.
The flowers , Getting the Best Price for Your Home Includes Landscaping for Curb Appeal appear in late spring. , Bonsai Trees - Our Own Little Forest
They grow , Garden Benches to 45-75cm (18-30in) high.

Among the varieties available are 'lnsulinde' (violet and yellow), 'Lotty van Beuningen' (lilac, purple and white) and 'Jack Laan' (purple, yellow and white).

Division 10 - Parrot tulips
These have large, often bi-colored, flowers , The Exotic Rose of Sharon with frilled and/or twisted petals.
They flower , Hedge Trimmers Are Tools Not Toys in mid and late spring. , Patented Plants
They grow , Composting - aka: The Circle of Life! to 50-65cm (20-26in) high.
Their stems are often too weak to support the large unsheltered flowers , Southwestern Landscape Art - An Investment? and so staking is sometimes necessary.

They prefer a sheltered position Popular varieties include 'Black Parrot' (purple-black), 'Fantasy' (pink), 'Flaming Parrot' (yellow flamed red) and 'White Parrot' (white).

Division 11 - Double late tulips
These are sometimes called Peony-flowered tulips, , Garden Benches
They have large showy flowers, , Outdoor Kitchens: Attention All Cooks - You've Never Had It This Good! resembling peonies.
They flower , Garden Tables Aren't Just Decoration in late spring. , Garden Pond Liners
The plants , Why Teak Coffee Tables Are Essential For Your Outdoor Space grow to 40-60cm) (16-24in) high.
They prefer a sheltered position.

Popular hybrids include 'Angelique' (pale pink), 'Gold Medal' (golden-yellow) and 'Mount Tacoma' (white).

Division 12 - Kaufmanniana hybrids
These are also known as Waterlily tulips. , Bird Baths in Your Yard
They have long, often bi colored, flowers. , Garden in Urban Environment
They flower , The Basic Principles Of Landscape Design in early spring. , Growing Asparagus
They grow , Do It Yourself: An Attractive Rock Garden Anyone Would Be Proud Of to 10-25cm (4-10in) high,
These tulips , Garden Tables Aren't Just Decoration are ideal for rock gardens, , Bird Baths in Your Yard containers, or along the edges of orders.

Popular hybrids include 'Heart's Delight' (carmine-red, white , Straw Bale Culture Technique and yellow), 'Johann Strauss' (red and white) and 'The First' (white tinted carmine-red).

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Division 13- Fosteriana hybrids
These have large, long flowers. , Garden Planning
They flower , Teak Furniture - A Cut Above The Rest in mid spring. , The Basic Principles Of Landscape Design
They grow , Southwestern Landscape Art - An Investment? to 20-40cm (8-16in) high.
Their brilliant eye-catching colors , Brilliant Corners: House Plants and Your Health make them good for focal planting.

Popular hybrids include 'Cantata' (deep scarlet), 'Orange Emperor' (pure orange), 'Rockery Beauty' (orange-red) and 'Purissima' (white-yellow).

Division 14- Greigii hybrids
These have lovely colorful flowers , Weeds - We Need 'Em with maroon or purple-brown veined or spotted foliage.
They flower , Start Planning for Your Backyard Water Garden or Pond in early to mid spring. , In Garden Design, Less Is More
They grow , Southwestern Landscape Art - An Investment? to 23-50cm (9-20in) high.
As most are short, they look best in rockeries and containers.

Popular hybrids include 'Cape Cod' (bronze-yellow and apricot), 'Dreamboat' (amber yellow), 'Plaisir' (creamy white , Flower Garden in Urban Environment with red stripes), 'Red Riding Hood' (carmine red) and 'Toronto' (salmon-orange).

Division 15- Species tulips
The flowers , How To Find Cheap Delivery In Your Area of this final tulip , Flower Garden in Urban Environment division tend to be smaller and more delicate in form than the garden , Composting - aka: The Circle of Life! tulips. They are ranging from 7.5-45cm (3-18in) in height. Those listed below are the most readily available species, though others are sometimes sold by specialist bulb , The Not So Common Day Lily growers.

Tulipa clusiana (known as the lady tulip)
The clusiana 'cynthia' has red pointed petals flushed yellow with grey-green leaves that are upright and very narrow.
They flower , The Not So Common Day Lily in mid spring. , Decorative Garden Accents
The plants , Getting the Best Price for Your Home Includes Landscaping for Curb Appeal grow to 23-30cm (9-12in) high.

Tulipa praestans
The praestans 'Bloemenlust' has long red flowers , The Exotic Rose of Sharon with blunt petals.
Each stem has between two and five flowers , Southwestern Landscape Art - An Investment? accompanied by broad grey-green leaves.
They flower , Teak Outdoor Benches- Fantastic Seating for Your Patio and Garden in early and mid spring. , Why Teak Coffee Tables Are Essential For Your Outdoor Space
The plants , Brilliant Corners: House s and Your Health grow to 30-45cm (12-18in) high.

Tulipa tarda
The tarda has white , Bonsai Trees - Our Own Little Forest narrow petaled flowers , Garden Gazebo - A Stunning Addition to any Landscape with a yellow eye, with up to five flowers , Teak Outdoor Benches- Fantastic Seating for Your Patio and Garden on each stem. The narrow mid-green leaves form a rosette at flowering , Bird Baths in Your Yard time.
They flower , Garden Planning in early spring. , Things You Should Consider When Buying Your First Garden Leaf Blower
They grow , Bonsai Trees - Our Own Little Forest to 10cm (4in) high.

You can find more detailed information , Growing Clematis about tulip , Bird Baths in Your Yard divisions at

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