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Tulipa hybrids

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TOO-li-pa hai-bruhdz
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Bulbous perennial herbs; leaves alternate, simple, narrowly straplike; flowers single, erect, 6-parted, cup-shaped, of various colors.

 

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See this plant in the following landscapes:
Cottage Garden, Storybook Backyard Patio Sun and Shade Demo Garden, Buncombe County Fairy Garden
Cultivars / Varieties:
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#bulb#cpp#spring interest#HS302#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses#black walnut toxicity tolerant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#bulb#cpp#spring interest#HS302#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses#black walnut toxicity tolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Tulipa
    Species:
    hybrids
    Family:
    Lilaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Bulb
    Edibility:
    EDIBLE PARTS: Cooked bulbs were reported to be eaten during times of war and starvation.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 9 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 6 in. - 0 ft. 9 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Bulb
    Poisonous
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    Less than 12 inches
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4b, 4a, 5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7a, 7b, 8b, 8a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Cream/Tan
    Gold/Yellow
    Pink
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Good Cut
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Shape:
    Cup
    Flower Petals:
    6 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    Single, erect, 6-parted, cup-shaped flowers, of various colors.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Problems:
    Problem for Cats
    Problem for Dogs
    Problem for Horses
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    Stomach pain, salivation, sweating, depression, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting. Skin irritation with tingling, redness, blisters, and cracks, either immediately or after a delay from contact, and may spread away from the point of contact; an allergic reaction. Highest concentration of toxin in bulb.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Tulipalin, a phytoalexin; allergins; glycoprotein.
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    Yes
    Poison Part:
    Flowers
    Roots
    Stems