Single late tulip

Family: Liliaceae

Flowering period: late

Average plant height: 75 cm

Spacing between bulbs: 7.5 cm

Type of bulb: bulb

Landscape uses: parks, beds, perennial beds, and as cut flowers

This group includes what used to be known as the Darwin, Breeder and Cottage tulip groups. These outdated names, however, should no longer be used. By combining these previous groups, the current Single late tulip group was formed. This group contains a wide variety of flower shapes, although Viridiflora tulips and Fringed (or Crispa) tulips have now been removed from this group. The Single late tulips and the Darwin hybrids deserve the title for being the tallest tulips in the entire assortment. Single late tulips can be found in almost any colour known to tulips, including some extremely unusual bicoloured varieties. Single late tulips make first-class cut flowers.

Most significant cultivars

  • ‘Avignon’: bright red
  • ‘Big Smile’: lemon yellow
  • ‘Blue Aimable’: deep violet-blue
  • ‘Cashmir’: bright red
  • ‘Dreamland’: red, flamed creamy
  • ‘Esther’: light magenta
  • ‘Gander’: magenta-red
  • ‘Gander’s Rhapsody’: red and white
  • ‘Georgette’: yellow, edged red
  • ‘Ile de France’: cardinal red
  • ‘Kaiserin Maria Theresia’: red to Spanish orange flame
  • ‘King’s Blood’: carmine and vermilion red
  • ‘Landsaeadel’s Supreme’: deep red
  • ‘Maureen’: ivory-white
  • ‘Menton’: rose, edges with light orange stripes
  • ‘Mrs. John T. Scheepers’: bright yellow
  • ‘Orange Bouquet’: orange
  • ‘Pink Diamond’: tender pink
  • ‘Pink Lady’: pink
  • ‘Primavera’: red
  • ‘Renown’: bright pink
  • ‘Queen of Night’ (commonly improperly identified as ‘Queen of the Night’): purple-black
  • ‘Shirley’: ivory-white, purple edge
  • ‘Vlammenspel’: yellow, flamed red

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