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The lilac-pink flowers with deep yellow centers of Tulipa bakeri ‘Lilac Wonder’ bob daintily in soft spring breezes, and weather hard rains and wind with equal aplomb. Details: 8-inches tall, blooms mid-spring, USDA Zones 3-7, native to Crete. COLORBLENDS.COM‌

Tulip divisions

Blossoms open out flat in the sun. 8-10 inches tall.

There are enough tulip divisions to thrill an elementary school math teacher.

Division 13: Fosteriana. Also known as Emperor tulips. Big flowers are 4-5” tall and open wide on sunny days. Early spring. 18 inches tall.

Tulips are naturally inclined toward diversity, and there are more than 150 species with more Division 14: Greigii. Decorative foliage adds to than 3,000 varieties classified into division by the appeal of these flowers. Some cultivars type. have two to four flowers per stem. 12 inches tall. Division 1: Single Early. Medium size blossoms with a classic tulip shape. Short, sturdy stems. Division 15: Species. Wild or wild-like cultivars 10-14 inches tall. Often fragrant. with relatively small flowers on slender stems. Division 2: Double Early. Extra petals give these Good naturalizers. 4-10 inches tall. flowers a full look. Shorter than most other Division 16: Multiflowering. Sometimes called tulips, about 12 inches tall. “bouquet” tulips. Three to five flowers per Division 3: Triumph. This class offers the widest stem extends bloom time and impact. 14-20 range of tulip colors. Triumphs are midseason inches tall. bloomers and stand 15 to 20 inches tall.

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Division 4: Darwin Hybrid. Strong plants with large flowers. Bulbs often return and bloom for several years. Mid-spring. 22 inches tall. Division 5: Single Late. Tall, egg-shaped flowers are large and long-lasting. Regal presence in the landscape. Heat tolerant. 22 inches tall. Division 6: Lily-Flowered. Long, narrow cups with pointed petals that flare out at the top. Excellent for cutting. 12-20 inches tall. Division 7: Fringed. The top edge of each petal is whiskered and often slightly paler in color. Bloom time is mid to late spring. Overall height 20 inches tall. Division 8: Viridiflora. Streaks of green give these tulips a distinctive look. Most cultivars bloom mid to late spring. Long-lasting cut flowers. 20 inches tall. Division 9: Rembrandt. Petals display exotic markings and color breaks. Resemble the tulips in 17th-century paintings. 20-25 inches tall. Division 10: Parrot. Ruffled, puckered and fringed petals twist as they mature. Excellent cut flowers. Heights vary from 14-22 inches tall Division 11: Double Late. Plush, peony-like flowers are long-lasting in the garden or in a vase. Many cultivars are fragrant. 15-22 inches tall Division 12: Kaufmanniana. Early bloomers with a tall, narrow cup and pointed petals.

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