Double late tulip

Family: Liliaceae

Flowering period: late

Average plant height: 30 – 40 cm

Spacing between bulbs: 7.5 cm

Type of bulb: bulb

Landscape uses: beds, borders and cut flowers

Because of their shape, these tulips are also known as peony-flowered tulips. The flowers, which are always large and double, can easily reach a span of 10 cm across. Since the flowers can be damaged in extreme weather conditions (rain and wind), it is advisable to plant them in a sheltered location. Double late tulips perform exceptionally well in regions having cold winters and late springs. Certain cultivars are suitable for forcing indoors.

Most significant cultivars

  • ‘Alegretto’: red, yellow edge
  • ‘Angélique’*: pink, white-pink edge
  • ‘Bonanza’: deep red, yellow edge
  • ‘Casablanca’: white
  • ‘Miranda’: red
  • ‘Mount Tacoma’: cream-white
  • ‘Upstar’: ivory-white, flamed purple edge
  • ‘Wirosa’*: bordeaux-red, cream edge

* Excellent cultivars for forcing

As is the case with most other tulip classes, these are also offered as mixed colours.