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TULIPA 'Blushing Beauty'

Image of Tulipa 'Blushing Beauty'

Ednie Flower Bulb, Inc.

Family

Liliaceae

Botanical Name

TULIPA 'Blushing Beauty'

Plant Common Name

Blushing Beauty Tulip, Single Late Tulip

General Description

Large, tall, and showy, 'Blushing Beauty' flaunts huge goblet-shaped blooms whose six butter-yellow "petals" are heavily brushed with rose-pink. Borne singly atop 30-inch (75-cm) stems in mid- or late spring, they will brighten and dominate any border. Like most hybrid tulips, this 1983 introduction is an often short-lived bulb that is sometimes treated as an annual. It is one of several giant Single Late tulips introduced by D. W. Lefeber & Co of Hillegom, Netherlands.

Tulip bulbs are a favorite food of small mammals including voles, and their succulent leaves and buds are favored by deer. Deep planting (at a depth of four to five times the bulbs' width) and underground barriers (such as buried hardware cloth) can discourage bulb predation. Interplanting with daffodils or other pest resistant bulbs may deter both below-ground and above-ground pest damage.

Despite these problems, tulips are generally easy to grow. They prefer full to partial sun and require average to fertile soil with good drainage. Leave the lower foliage of perennial tulips after they bloom, so they can collect and store energy for next spring’s display. Once the leaves start to yellow, cut plants to the ground. Hardiness is cultivar/species dependent, but most (including 'Blushing Beauty') require winter chill to bloom.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    3 - 8

  • Sunset Zone

    1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Bulb or Corm or Tuber

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun

  • Height

    26"-30" / 66.0cm - 76.2cm

  • Width

    6"-8" / 15.2cm - 20.3cm

  • Bloom Time

    Spring, Late Spring

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Yellow, Orange, Rose

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Multi-Color

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Foundation, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No