‘Tinka’ Tulip

Tulipa clusiana var. 'Tinka'

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More than any other group of tulips, the brightly colored species tulips are the best choice for Southern gardens. ‘Tinka’ tulip displays a cream colored, warm pink combination.


Bloom/Feature Solid color contrast between cream and pink petals
Plant Type Fall Bulbs
Evergreen or Deciduous Deciduous
USDA Zones 6,7,8
Zone Detail Hardy to -10°F
Key Features Heat tolerance, drought tolerance, water-wise, reblooming
Use Border, container, accent
Exposure Full sun
Bloom Season Spring
Dimension 12-14" x rhizomatic
Growth Rate Moderate to fast growth


Water Natural Southern rainfall / dry during Summer
Soil Type Slightly alkaline and dry during the summer
Fertilizer Mix in low amount of an even N-P-K before planting
Pruning None

Planting Instructions

plant in full sun
soil should be 2-3” over the bulb
natural rainfall is best; avoid summer irrigation
digging and refrigeration is NOT necessary