Tulip Clusiana Cynthia Bulbs, Deer Resistant, Perennial
- Species (Miniature) Tulips have an height of 6 Inches.
- This variety is famous for its delightful fragrance.
- This variety attracts bees and butterflies to your garden.
- Flowering Time Mid - Late Spring
ulipa clusiana, commonly known as lady tulip, is a species tulip (Division 15) that grows to 9-12” tall. It is native to Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Pakistan and the western Himalayas. Each bulb produces 2-5 narrow, linear, gray-green leaves (to 10” long). Bowl-shaped flowers (to 4” wide) are white to cream, with the outer tepals being red edged white on the exterior. Flower interior is a solid white with a small purple-red blotch at the base. Flowers open in sun to form a star but remain closed on dark days. Flowers close up at night. It has naturalized throughout much of southern Europe. Flowers bloom in April. Flowers usually bloom singly.
Species (Miniature) Tulips have an height of 6 Inches.
The Clusiana tulip is also called "the Lady Tulip". Clusiana tulips belong to the category miniature tulips and are also called Wildflower tulips. Elegant tulips that bloom everywhere and the only tulips that are not eaten by deer and rodents. These tulips can also be planted in the warmer areas of the United States without a cold period. The first bloom in April and this continues until late May. Plant them in a sunny spot in the garden, our experience is that they will bloom better next spring. A beautiful mix. Once planted you will enjoy it for many years to come
Choose a spot that is mostly sunny or has only light shade. Also make sure that the location has fairly good drainage and does not tend to get waterlogged. Follow the rule of thumb when planting tulips and give the bulbs at least 2 times their height of soil above them. Dig a 6-7 inch hole, drop the bulbs with their top into it and cover with soil. Regarding the spacing between tulip bulbs, if planting in beds, leave approx 5-6 inches between each bulb.
If you are planting in pots or containers, you can cluster them a little closer together for the best effect. After planting, water thoroughly so that the soil above the bulbs settles. Now sit back and let nature do the job!
How to take care in spring?
Once you see the first buds popping from the soil just water them a little when there is no rain for a period of 3-5 days. Keep doing this the whole growing season but make sure the soil doesn't get too wet. Most of the time natures' rain is more than enough in spring.
How to take care after blooming?
After flowering pick the green seedpods and cut the stem off as soon as flowering is done but don't cut the foliage until the nutrients they produce have been moved to the bulb and stored there. That moment is there when the leaves are totally yellowish/purple. After you cut the leaves, stop watering so that the bulb can rest. Please note that most tulips are annuals and not perennials. There is a big change they will come back for a year but it all depends on the growing conditions.