Tulip humilis Little Beauty


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Plant Code: BTULB

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Multiplying freely each year, Tulip Little Beauty opens its red to violet-pink petals wide to reveal a white center with big bright sapphire blue eyes. It received the Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horitcultural Society. Flowers will remain closed during cloudy days and at night, but sunlight beckons its stunning star-shaped flowers nestled within its foliage blades. 10 bulbs per bag. Bulb size 6+ cm.


Type: Bulbs
Height: Short 4"
Spacing: Plant 5" apart
Bloom Time: Early Spring to Mid-Spring
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 3-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal
Flower: Red/Burgundy
Accent: Pink

Features to Note

  • For a Slope or Bank
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Bulbs for Naturalizing
  • OK in Containers

Tulip General Information

Species tulips are short which makes them the ideal choice for pots and rock gardens. Naturalizes well. Like having two tulips: outer color is shown on early mornings and cloudy days and sunlight opens the blossoms to reveal its inner coloring.

Tulip Plant Care

Plant in well drained soil at least 3" deep and 5" apart. Foliage should not be removed until withered as energy is being stored for the next growing season. Stems can be cut back to maintain appearances if desired. Interested in forcing bulbs? Visit our Useful Links page.