tulipaflosviolacea

tulipafolviolacea

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Flower. Photo from Christine Foord

Click on photos from Rockstone Garden where bulbs have been planted in the lawn

Foliage. Photo from Christine Foord

See photo from Colorblends

Form. Photo from Christine Foord

See photo from Botanical Square

See photos from Robs Plants

Plant Name

Tulipa humilis 'Violacea' 15E10MC

Division 15 - Species Tulips and their Cultivars, flowering Early-season, height 10 inches and Multi-Colour flower.

See Introduction for further explaination of above Tulip Classification Code

'Violacea' is is a naturally occuring variant of T. humilis, this variant having been discovered in Kurdistan. It is a dwarf botanical, called a crocus-tulip because of its ultra-short stature and early bloom.

Common Name

The Red Crocus Tulip

Soil

Thin soil over Chalk or Sand

Sun Aspect

Full Sun

Soil Moisture

Dry

Plant Type

Bulb

Height x Spread in inches (cms)
(1 inch = 2.5 cms,
12 inches = 1 foot = 30 cms,
24 inches = 2 feet,
3 feet = 1 yard,
40 inches = 100 cms)

10 x 6 (25 x 15)

Foliage

Glaucous Grey-Green

Flower Colour in Month(s). Fruit

Violet-Purple with Yellow or Blue-Black basal marks in March-April

Comment

Upright Stemless Form. Miscellaneous Group Hybrid tulip suitable for a rock garden. Keep dry in summer dormancy.

"Humilis varieties of tulip flower from mid-March through April, all small but spectacular, with goblet-shaped flowers. They are all easy to grow, excellent for pots and look ideal mixed with other mid-spring delicate bulbs such as anemones and the smaller fritillaries in a border.

Don't plant tulip bulbs until the cold weather has set in during the Autumn - this helps wipe out viral and fungal diseases. Leave the browning foliage on your tulips until every leaf has died right down - this allows the bulb to store more food.

Tulips make supreme cut flowers. Strip the bottom leaves, tie the stems in paper and soak for 8 hours. This helps keep the stems straight." from Sarah Raven's Kitchen & Garden.

" 'Violacea' from different bulb producers have an unusually broad variation in habit & appearance, though few of the varied clones have been given individual names. The one shown on this page we have designed 'Violacea #1' but we have a another that is very different from another grower, so we've given it a separate page as 'Violacea #2.' We have a third clone of 'Violacea' which is again quite different in bloom-time, size, & appearance, but that one has been blessed with its own name, 'Persian Pearl.'

'Violacea #1' grows along a rockery ledge in full morning sun near the base of a hawthorn tree & alongside dwarf reticulated irises. It is four or at most five inches (10-12.5 cms) tall, which despite such smallness is nevertheless a bit bigger than 'Violacea #2.' It's fat bright electric fuchsia-pink buds are showy by mid-February, as shown in the first photo. These buds became bigger & bigger but remain globe-shaped & never really opened all the way, as shown in the second photo from early March. 'Violacea #2' does not bloom quite this early, but it produces its leaves first; when the leaves of 'Violacea #1' emerge, the already-pink bud pokes out of the ground at the same time." from Paghat.

Tulipa humilis puchella 'Violacea Black Base' is available from Pottertons Nursery , Kevock Garden Plants and Sarah Raven's Kitchen & Garden with Van Engelen Inc and Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm for America

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Single Flower. Photo from Christine Foord

Flowers. Photo from Kevock Garden Plants

 

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Introduction

PETAL COLOUR
.Cream
.Green
.Orange
(o)Multi-colour
.Pink
.Purple
(o)Red
.Salmon
.Other Colours
.Violet
(o)White
(o)Yellow

FLOWERING SEASON/ MONTHS
(o)Early Season/ March
(o)Mid Season/ April
(o)Late Season/ May

FOLIAGE COLOUR
(o)Green
Other Colour

TULIP CLASSIFICATION DIVISION OF UK
1 Single Early
2 Double Early
3 Triumph
(o)4 Darwin
5 Single Late
6 Lily-flowered
7 Fringed
8 Viridiflora
9 Rembrandt
10 Parrot
11 Double Late
12 Kaufmanniana
13 Fosteriana
14 Greigii
(o)15 Species
16 Multiflowering
ENGLISH FLORIST TULIP
17 Breeder
18 Flamed
19 Feathered

SEED COLOUR
Seed Colour

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Tulip Bulb INDEX link to Bulb Description Page

Flower Colour

Flowering Months

A tulip classification code can be created as follows:-

Division Number, Flowering Season, Height in inches and Main Flower Colour.

So Tulipa 'Apeldoorn' 4M24R is:-

  • Division 4
  • Mid Season Flowering
  • 24 inches high and
  • Red is Main Colour

Elegant Tulip Bulbs has lists of tulips in the following colours:-

  • Cream - C
  • Green - G
  • Orange - O
  • Multi-colour - MC
  • Pink - PI
  • Purple - PU
  • Red - R
  • Salmon - S
  • Violet - V
  • White - W
  • Yellow - Y
  • Other Colours - apricot, black, bronze, brown, blue, maroon, vermilion - OC

See Introduction Page for details on Tulipa Divisions

Tulipa Division 1: Single Early

 

 

 

Tulipa Division 2: Double Early

 

 

 

Tulipa Division 3: Triumph

 

 

 

Tulipa Division 4: Darwin Hybrid

Tulipa 'Apeldoorn' 4L24R

Cherry-Red

May, June

Tulipa Division 6: Lily-flowered

 

 

 

Tulipa Division 7: Fringed (Crispa)

 

 

 

Tulipa Division 8: Viridiflora

 

 

 

Tulipa Division 9: Rembrandt

 

 

 

Tulipa Division 10: Parrot

 

 

 

Tulipa Division 11: Double Late or Peony-flowered

 

 

 

Tulipa Division 12: Kaufmanniana

 

 

 

Tulipa Division 13: Fosteriana (Emperor)

 

 

 

Tulipa Division 14: Greigii

 

 

 

Tulipa Division 15: Species (Botanical)

Tulipa batalinii 15M15Y
Tulipa tarda 15M6MC
Tulipa turkestanica 15E12W
...
Tulipa urumiensis 15M6Y
Tulipa violacea 15E10MC

Pale Yellow
White with Yellow
White
...
...
Yellow
Violet-Purple

April, May
April, May
March, April
...
...
April, May
March, April

Tulipa Division 16: Multiflowering

 

 

 

English Florist Tulipa Division 17: Breeder

 

 

 

English Florist Tulipa Division 18: Flamed

 

 

 

English Florist Tulipa Division 19: Feathered

 

 

 

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