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TULIPA 'Spring Green'
Spring Green Tulip, Viridiflora Tulip
Viridiflora tulips always have a little green in their cup-shaped blooms. The beautiful cultivar ‘Spring Green' offers single flowers of cream streaked with green. These bloom in mid-spring. Like most hybrid tulips it is a short-lived bulb that may be treated as an annual.
Tulip bulbs are often short-lived, save some species and select cultivars, so they are often treated as annuals. Their bulbs can be eaten by small mammals, such as voles, and may require winter protection. Likewise, their sweet green tops are favored by deer, so tulips are not recommended for gardens that are frequented by the large four-legged pests.
Despite these problems, tulips are generally easy to grow. They prefer full to partial sun and require average to fertile soil with good drainage. After blooming, it is good to let the green tops of reliably perennial tulips to photosynthesize so they can store plenty for fuel for next spring’s display. Once their leaves start to turn yellow, they can be cut to the ground. Hardiness is cultivar/species dependent, but all require a chilling period to bloom.
Tulips offer spring color to containers or sunny gardens. Be sure to consider height and bloom time when designing with them as these vary greatly from cultivar to cultivar. It is also wise to plant extra for cutting as they make superb long-lasting cut flowers.
10 - 1
3 - 8
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
Bulb or Corm or Tuber
Full Sun, Partial Sun
14"-18" / 35.6cm - 45.7cm
12"-18" / 30.5cm - 45.7cm
Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Feature Plant, Foundation, Mixed Border
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