Flowering as daffodils begin to fade, tulips have minimal value to pollinators but triumph in attracting people to the garden.
Common Name: Tulip
Scientific Name: Tulipa spp.
- Spring ephemeral groundcover
- Bulbs outcompete grass roots
- Attracts pollinators
Forest Garden Designing
- Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
- Plant Leaf Type: Deciduous
- Layer Use: Herbaceous, root
- Flowering: April
- Leaf Shape: Narrow leaf blades
- Height: 12″
- Width: indefinite, bulbs slowly clump
- USDA Hardiness Zone: 3-8
- Light: Full-part sun
- Shade: Tolerates moderate shade
- Moisture: Moist, well-drained soils; will not tolerate waterlogged locations
- pH: 6-7
Bulbs slowly clump if left to overwinter; during fall, plant bulbs 12″ deep to ensure they will survive the heat of summer.
Deadhead flowers once they wilt but keep leaves to ensure bulb health.