Tulip 'Mount Tacoma'

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Tulipa or Tulip is a widely grown and highly admired flowering plant. There are over 100 species of tulip and many hybrid cultivars. They're a very common garden flower, for both borders and containers and they make good cut flowers too. Tulips grow from bulbs and flower in the springtime. They can grow up to nearly 30 inches in height. The flowers are either cup or star shaped, with three or more petals. There are many different coloured tulips, some are variegated. The leaves are tall and narrow, a bluey green colour with a waxy coating. Tulips have long been associated with The Netherlands where they are cultivated on a large scale. The brightly coloured tulip fields bring in tourists from all round the world.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • yes
Dangers: comments
  • Skin reaction possible if you touch any part of this plant.
Height [m]
  • 0.25 - 0.3
Spread [m]
  • 0.1 - 0.2
Dominant flower colour
  • White
Flower Fragrance
  • Yes, let it smell
Flowering seasons
  • Late spring
  • Early summer
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • offsets
Growth habit
  • Erect
  • Erect flower stem
  • Upright
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
Hardiness zone
  • Z4-8
Heat zone
  • Not defined
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -34 - -7
Moisture
  • well-drained
Soil type
  • sandy
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Exposure
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Flowers & bulbs
  • Bulbs
Grown for
  • Attractive flowers and habit
Creative category
  • Fast growing
  • Fine fragrants
  • For Beginners
  • Colours
  • Show-offs
  • For birds & bees
  • Roses & classics
Garden type
  • Park
  • Cottage garden
  • Containers
  • City
Garden spaces
  • Flower beds
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 1 to 2 years