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Tulip, greigii hybrids

Tulipa greigii selections

Tulip, greigii hybrids

Greigii tulips are also known as Greig's tulips and Turkestan tulips, a reference to the geographic origin of the species from which these hybrids derive. They are shorter than most tulips, averaging about 10 inches tall. Flowers appear in midspring. Most varieties are bright shades of red, yellow, pink, white, or bicolor combinations of these hues. The foliage tends to be mottled in purple, creating additional texture in the garden.

Because greigii tulips are short, they're perfect for the front of the border, rock gardens, or container plantings. They naturalize well.

Pictured above: Rob Verlinden tulip

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Plant Type:
Plant Height:
8-14 inches tall
Plant Width:
To 6 inches wide
Flower Color:
White, Pink/Rose, Blue/Violet/Lavender, Red, Yellow/Gold, Orange, Green, Bicolor, Variegated Leaves
Bloom Time:
Landscape Uses:
Containers,Beds & Borders
Special Features:
Flowers,Attractive Foliage,Fragrant,Drought Tolerant,Easy to Grow
Top Varieties

(Tulipa greigii 'Cape Cod') glows with apricot-orange petals edged with a broad band of golden-yellow. It blooms in midspring on stems to 10 inches tall. This variety has good wind and rain resistance. As with other greigii tulips, the deep green foliage is mottled in purple. Zones 3-8
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(Tulipa gregii 'Red Riding Hood') is a compact plant that features black-striped foliage and scarlet-red flowers in early spring. It grows 12 inches tall. Zones 3-8
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(Tulipa greigii 'Rob Verlinden') is stunning even before it bursts into bloom. A creamy white band trims its purple-flecked foliage. Extra petals make the sizzling red blooms stand out in the garden. A compact 10 inches tall, this tulip stands up well in adverse weather. Zones 3-8
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(Tulipa greigii 'Toronto') produces coral-pink blossoms that are orange-red with a yellow base on the inside. Stems are 14 inches tall and bear up to five blooms each, creating a stunning display in a small area. Maroon splotches mark the bluish green leaves. 'Toronto' is a midspring bloomer. Zones 3-8
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