Fire Flame Tulip

Tulipa acuminata | Also known as: Horned Tulip | Rating: 1 votes | Print / Pdf

Tulipa acuminata is a stunning and unusual species of tulip. The petals are narrow and twisted with a sharp pointed end, a greeny yellow at the base and red towards the ends. Records show they existed in the Ottoman Empire since the 17th century. The petals look rather like flames giving it the common name of Fire Flame Tulip. It makes a good cut flower. It likes light soil and plenty of sunlight. Despite its exotic looks, it's a hardy plant that's easy for beginners to grow. It's very well suited to being grown in a container.

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Known dangers?
  • yes
Dangers: comments
  • Skin reaction possible if you touch any part of this plant.
Height [m]
  • 0.4 - 0.45
Spread [m]
  • 0.15
Dominant flower colour
  • Yellow
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early spring
  • Mid spring
  • Late spring
Foliage in spring
  • Grey-green
Propagation methods
  • offsets
Growth habit
  • Erect
  • Erect flower stem
  • Upright
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
Hardiness zone
  • Z4-8
Heat zone
  • Not defined
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -34 - -7
  • well-drained
Soil type
  • sandy
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Sheltered
Standard category
  • Flowers & bulbs
  • Bulbs
Grown for
  • Attractive flowers and habit
Creative category
  • Fast growing
  • For Beginners
  • Colours
  • Show-offs
  • Roses & classics
Garden type
  • Park
  • Cottage garden
  • Rock garden
  • Containers
  • City
Garden spaces
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 1 to 2 years