‘Tinka’ Tulip

Tulipa clusiana var. 'Tinka'

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

Phototropic cream and orange-red blooms in mid-March

Plant Type

Shrubs

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

USDA Zones

6, 7, 8

Zone Detail

-10°F

Key Features

Returns Year After Year

Flowering Season

Spring

Use

Accent, Border, Container

Exposure

Full Sun

Water

Low

Soil Type

Well-drained garden soil

Fertilizer

Low amt of even n-p-k pre-planting

Dimensions

14+" H x Spreading

Pruning

None needed

Planting Instructions

  • plant in full sun
  • 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