These tulips are known as “species tulips” which means they are closer to “wild” tulips than the ones you usually see that are called hybrid tulips. They are smaller and naturalize better than the hybrid tulips and are excellent for rock gardens or planted in drifts.
Bloom: Scarlet red with black base.
Size: 6” H.
Light: Full sun.
Soil: Well drained.
Fertilizer: Apply bulb fertilizer (7 10 5) three times per year: in the fall when you plant it for the root system; when the sprouts first poke through the soil for the foliage and flowers; and when the flower dies for the bulb itself.
Hardiness: Zones 3-8.
Care: Allow foliage to die naturally before removing.
Pests and Diseases: None of importance.
Propagation: Offsets of bulbs.
Companion plants: Grape hyacinths.
Other Outstanding Selections:
T. batalinii ‘Bright Gem’ has delicate sulfur yellow flushed with warm orange and broad, shiny foliage
T. batalinii ‘Apricot Jewel’ has deep apricot-orange with a bright golden yellow interior
T. batalinii ‘Bronze Charm’ has yellow flowers with bronze feathering.