Species tulips are among the oldest tulip bulb varieties and cultivars available for fall
planting. Species tulips fall into the categories of Kaufmanniana,
Fosteriana, Greigii and other miscellaneous tulip species. All species
tulips are known to be reliable perennial. When given the proper
conditions, full sun, cool temperatures, dry soil in summer and allowing
the leaves to yellow after blooming--these bulbs will return for
several season. Most of the tulip varieties in this collection will
bloom very early in the season.
While all the varieties in this collection fall into the species tulips classification, they all are a little different from each other. The Kaufmanniana Tulips (also known as Water Lily Tulips) are among the earliest to flower, stand up well to poor weather, and have striped foliage. Fosteriana Tulips produce some of the largest blooms, when fully open the flowers can reach up to 12" across. Greigii tulips have striped and or/ mottled foliage, their blooms are also large often 6" or larger in diameter. Botanical Tulips are low to the ground, typically not much taller than 6", have smaller 2-3" diameter blooms, are perfect for naturalizing and deer resistant.
This collection contains the following: