Tulipa 'Rembrandt Mixed'
|Not just a Dutch treat, Tulips are an essential part of a spring garden. Named because their overlapping petals look like a turban, they offer many flower colors, heights, bloom times and forms. Of the 15 different classes of Tulips, popular are the stately 'Darwins', the whimsical 'Lily-flowered', the multi-flowered 'Cottages', the striped and streaked 'Rembrandts', the feathery 'Parrots' and the dwarf 'Greigii' varieties. There are early-, mid-, or late-blooming varieties, so careful planning provides weeks of bloom. Use modern hybrids in formal beds with Daffodils, Hyacinths, Sweet Allysum or Forget-Me-Nots. Species and dwarf-growing tulips are excellent for open woodland and rock gardens. All can be grown in containers. Some are grown indoors in winter. Excellent cut flowers. Most tulips do best in cold winter climates (Zones 3 to 7). Treat as annuals in warmer areas. Plant in fall. In warm winter areas, bulbs should be given a cold treatment at 40º F in a refrigerator for several weeks before planting. Gophers and mice eat these bulbs, so plant in ¾-inch mesh wire baskets. Watch for aphids.
Seen in paintings by the Old Masters such as Rembrandt, these multi-colored tulips are striped, streaked, or blotched in contrasting colors. Weak stemmed, so plant in a protected area. Mixed coloring used to be due to a contagious virus. Tulips now sold as Rembrandts are multi-color due to genetic, not viral origin.
Attributes - Tulipa 'Rembrandt Mixed'
Plant Type: Bulb
Bloom Season: Mid Spring through Late Spring
Flower Color: Purple, Red, White, Yellow
Height: 1 ft. 6 in. to 2 ft. 6 in.
Width: 8 in.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Notes: Susceptible to Aphids, Root Rot, Spider Mites.
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