Bloom: Rosy-red buds emerge in mid season (late march-early April in zone 7) and open to show white margins on the exterior of the petals and creamy white interiors.
Size: 6”-18”H x 4”W
Light: Full sun.
Soil: Well drained light soil on the dry side especially during the summer; neutral to slightly acid.
Fertilizer: Treat as any bulb, spreading a balanced fertilizer when the plants first emerge and then again after flowering.
Hardiness: Zones 4-8.
Care: Allow the foliage to die before removing so that it can manufacture food for next year’s plant.
Pests and Diseases: None of significance.
Propagation: Offset are produced after flowering and may be harvested.
Companion plants: Alyssum, viola, grape hyacinth, white standard hyacinths, silver thyme.
Outstanding Selections: There are three other Tulipa clusiana that are great garden plants and available by mail order. All three are reported to be hardy in zones 3-9 and are a little shorter than “Lady Jane’. ‘Cynthia’ is long-lasting with pointed yellow and red flowers. Var. chrysantha is a good naturalizer and has vibrant yellow flowers flushed with warm rose on the petals edges. Var. chrysantha ‘Tubergen’s Gem’ has sot red outer petals, and a bright canary-yellow interior.