Single Early Tulips are known for having very strong stems. This means that they will stand up extremely well to wind and rain, unlike some other types of tulips (for example, Parrot Tulips).
They are available in many different colours, both jewel tones and pastels.
Some varieties of Single Early Tulips have a fragrance; I have indicated which ones by putting an asterisk (*) after the name of the variety.
|Flowering time:||early spring|
|Plant height:||8 - 20" (20 - 50 cm); average: 10 - 18" (25 - 46 cm)|
|Minimum planting depth:||6" (15 cm)|
|Hardiness zones:||suitable for zones 3 - 8|
|Colours:||white, pink, apricot, yellow, orange, red, purple|
|Shape/form:||cup-shaped, one flower per stem; 6 petals, usually pointed|
|Notes:||good for rock gardens, beds, borders, and for indoor forcing|
oldest group of tulips in cultivation
|Example varieties:||Beauty Queen* (apricot), Bellona* (yellow), Bestseller (reddish-orange), Brilliant Star (red), Christmas Dream (pink), Christmas Marvel* (cherry), Couleur Cardinal* (dark red), Diamond (white and red), Diana* (white), Flair (red with yellow edges), General de Wet* (orange), Keizerskroon* (red with yellow edges), Merry Christmas (red), Purple Prince (purple), Sunray (yellow), Van der Neer (mauve-purple), White Cascade (white)|
|Christmas Dream||Diana||Couleur Cardinal|
|Beauty Queen||Purple Prince||General de Wet|
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