‘Tubergen’s Gem’ Tulip

Tulipa clusiana var. 'Tubergen's Gem'

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More than any other group of tulips, the brightly colored species tulips are the best choice for Southern gardens. ‘Tubergen’s Gem’ is a jewel of a flower with a velvety dark yellow and red yellow combination of petals.


Bloom/Feature Phototropic yellow and red blooms mid-March
Plant Type Fall Bulbs
Evergreen or Deciduous Deciduous
USDA Zones 6,7,8
Zone Detail Hardy to -10°F
Key Features Returns year after year
Use Border, container, accent
Exposure Full sun
Bloom Season Mid-March
Dimension 6-12" H x 12" W
Growth Rate Moderate to fast


Water Natural rainfall
Soil Type Well-drained garden soil
Fertilizer Low amount of even n-p-k pre-planting
Pruning None necessary

Planting Instructions

plant in full sun in slightly alkaline and dry soil
dig hole 2X the height of the bulb
soil should be 2-3” over the bulb
water after planting
natural rainfall is best; avoid summer irrigation
digging and refrigeration are not necessary