Tulipa

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Tulipa
Tulipa

Tulips
Tulip - floriade canberra02.jpg
Genus: Tulipa
Family: Liliaceae
Type: perennial bulb

Tulips are spring blooming bulbs with a long history of cultivation, as well as a notorious history in commerce.

Description[edit]

Tulips grow from bulbs, each bulb producing a single shoot with alternate, straplike leaves and a single flower. The plant dies back shortly after flowering in mid-spring.

Growing Conditions[edit]

Tulips require a well drained soil, and can suffer from over-irrigation in the summer.

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Uses[edit]

Tulips are grown for spring color and as cut flowers.

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