Tulipa Hybrids

Pictures below are of hybrid or cultivar tulips grown by pbs list members. Species can be found alphabetically by clicking on the links below.


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Tulipa 'Angelique' is a double late flowered cultivar that has pale white to rose pink peony shaped flowers. It is in the Double Late Tulips group. Photos by Mary Sue Ittner.

Tulipa 'Angelique', Mary Sue IttnerTulipa 'Angelique', Mary Sue Ittner

Tulipa 'Blushing Beauty' is a single late tulip. The photos by Jennifer Hildebrand show it growing in a container in Riverside, CA, zone 9-10.

Tulipa 'Blushing Beauty', Jennifer HildebrandTulipa 'Blushing Beauty', Jennifer Hildebrand

Tulipa 'Big Chief' is a Darwin hybrid. Stems are 20-22" (50 to 56 cm) and the large flowers are rose with hints of scarlet flushed with silvery-pink and a creamy yellow base. Color is variable depending on the season. This is a very striking long blooming tulip that is responding well to storing dry and prechilling it for 4-6 weeks before planting in a climate without cold winters. Photos 1-4 from Mary Sue Ittner. The last photo from Janos Agoston.

Tulipa 'Big Chief', Mary Sue IttnerTulipa 'Big Chief', Mary Sue IttnerTulipa 'Big Chief', Mary Sue IttnerTulipa 'Big Chief', Mary Sue IttnerTulipa 'Big Chief', Janos Agoston

Tulipa 'China Pink' is a pink lily flowered tulip, and a winner of the RHS Award of Garden Merit. Photographs by David Pilling.

Tulipa 'China Pink', David PillingTulipa 'China Pink', David PillingTulipa 'China Pink', David PillingTulipa 'China Pink', David Pilling

Tulipa Darwin Hybrids are the result of hybridization between old Darwin and Fosteriana tulips (cultivars, sub-species, varieties and hybrids that resemble Tulipa fosteriana). There are many cultivars available for purchase as well as mixed colors. The flowers are large, tall stemmed, and brightly colored. Planted in a sunny spot with good drainage and regular fertilization with the leaves allowed to dry out before being removed, in the right climate they will return and bloom faithfully so are often labeled as perennial tulips. If grown in climates with mild winters they can be grown in pots, stored dry in summer and prechilled for 4-6 weeks before planting. They are long lasting when treated this way as well. Photo by Mary Sue Ittner.

Mixed Tulipa Darwin hybrids, Mary Sue Ittner

Tulipa 'Fringed Beauty' - over the years this has been placed in both the double early group and the fringed group. Listed in the tulip registry as a sport of an even older tulip 'Titian'. Photographed by Jim McKenney in his USDA zone 7 Maryland garden on April 15 , 2011.

Tulipa 'Fringed Beauty', Jim McKenney

Tulipa 'Lambada' - a fringed Tulip growing in a container in Riverside, CA. Photo by Jennifer Hildebrand.

Tulipa 'Lambada', Jennifer HildebrandTulipa 'Lambada', Jennifer HildebrandTulipa 'Lambada, Jennifer Hildebrand

Tulipa 'Little Princess' - a marvelous dwarf rock garden tulip. It is said to be a cross between T. hageri and T. aucheriana. However, each of those species is itself in question, with T. hageri thought to be a distinct garden clone of Tulipa orphanidea complex, and T. aucheriana is a dwarf rose-pink tulip thought not to be a true species but probably a clone or hybrid with T. humilis. At any rate, this has a true "species look" to it, with brilliant copper-orange flowers on 3" (7.5 cm) stems and a light fragrance. There's a bold yellow zone at the center, with striking blue-black or green-black flares at the base, and black anthers. The outside of the flower is a lighter melon color, tinged with green. Photos by Mark McDonough, taken 5/10/03.

Tulipa 'Little Princess', Mark McDonoughTulipa 'Little Princess', Mark McDonoughTulipa 'Little Princess', Mark McDonough

Two more photos from Mark McDonough. The first shows the plants st late anthesis, the flowers aged to a brilliant red, and stems lengthened to reach 6" (15 cm). The second photo showsa mature clump taken 2 years after the previous photos. Notice T. bakeri 'Lilac Wonder' in the background.

Tulipa 'Little Princess', Mark McDonoughTulipa 'Little Princess', Mark McDonough

More pictures taken in Northern California. Most of my tulips were ruined this year by almost constant rain in March and early April(2006). In the first picture the buds are covered in rain drops. Then we had two days with sunshine. The first day these pictures were taken when the sun was not shining yet, but there was no rain, warm temperatures, and nice bright light. And finally the back of the flowers the next sunny day before the flowers opened fully. Photos by Mary Sue Ittner.

Tulipa 'Little Princess' bud, Mary Sue IttnerTulipa 'Little Princess', Mary Sue IttnerTulipa 'Little Princess', Mary Sue IttnerTulipa 'Little Princess' back, Mary Sue Ittner

Tulipa 'Orange Toronto', photographed by David Pilling; bulbs shown on a 10 mm grid. This is a Tulipa greigii cultivar, described by the vendor as "marigold orange edged nasturtium red, yellow green flame on coral pink background" and producing between 2 and 5 flowers per stem, height 35 cm. There is another similar cultivar called simply 'Toronto' which is described as "jasper tinged red vermillion". Photo 3 shows the characteristic patterning on the leaves of Greigii tulips.

Tulipa 'Orange Toronto' 15th November 2013, David PillingTulipa 'Orange Toronto' 3rd April 2014, David PillingTulipa 'Orange Toronto' 3rd April 2014, David PillingTulipa 'Orange Toronto' 10th April 2014, David PillingTulipa 'Orange Toronto' 10th April 2014, David Pilling

Tulipa 'Purple Prince' is in the single early group. It is the first of my fall-planted bulbs to bloom. Photo taken in January 2003 by Jennifer Hildebrand.

Tulipa 'Purple Prince', Jennifer Hildebrand

Tulipa vvedenskyi hybrid. An unnamed T. vvedenskyi hybrid obtained from Janis Ruksans that may have T. fosteriana or T. greigii or another tulip species in its blood. Photo by John Lonsdale.

Tulipa vvedenskyi hybrid, John Lonsdale

Tulipa 'White Triumphator' is a white lily flowered tulip, registered in 1942, and a winner of the RHS Award of Garden Merit. In ancient Rome, a 'triumphator' was a general to whom a triumph was given. Photographs by David Pilling. Note in the last picture, there are 8 petals and anthers, compared to the more common 6 shown in the previous one.

Tulipa 'White Triumphator', David PillingTulipa 'White Triumphator', David PillingTulipa 'White Triumphator', David PillingTulipa 'White Triumphator', David PillingTulipa 'White Triumphator', David PillingTulipa 'White Triumphator', David Pilling

Tulipa 'Willem van Oranje' is a double early tulip of gorgeous coloration, photographed by Jim McKenney in his USDA zone 7 Maryland garden.

Tulipa 'Willem van Oranje', Jim McKenney

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