Family Liliaceae (Lily family)
Tulips are perennial plants that grow from bulbs.
Bulbs are typically planted in the fall. Tulips vary in size
and form. Some are large and are used in beds or around shrubs.
Others are shorter and often planted in rock gardens, pathways,
or patios. Flowers bloom in early to late spring. They may
be oval or star-shaped and may have pointed, rounded, or fringed
edges. Colors are very bright and include red, yellow, orange,
white, purple, pink, or blends of colors sometimes with distinct
Optimum conditions for growth
Tulips do best in areas with full sun during
the blooming period. In hot areas, they require part shade
after bloom is over. Tulips prefer rich, sandy soil, but
they will do well in any soil as long as it drains fast.
They should be planted in fresh soil. Chilling the bulbs
4 to 6 weeks
prior to planting will ensure a better bloom. Regular water
is required during the growing and blooming period.