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Bio Tulipa 'Tarda' (botanical) - Wild Tulip | 10 pcs.

Bio Tulipa 'Tarda' (botanical) - Wild Tulip | 10 pcs.

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Organic botanical tulips

The Tulipa 'Tarda' is a botanical tulip that is also known as wild tulips or specie tulips. It is very popular because it remains approximately 15 centimeters low and produces several flowers per flowerbulb. Each flower consists of six petals that are firm and pointed. The petals have a cream-colored base, often with green or yellow tones. The outer edges of the petals can have a light to dark pink or purple shade, but what really makes the Tulipa 'Tarda' special is the flower shape. The flowers have a star-like shape, with the petals curving slightly outward and having a slightly pointed end.

She is an early flowering tulip and is known for its long flowering period. The flowers bloom in spring, April or early May and add a cheerful and graceful look to flower beds, borders or rock gardens. They are also suitable for naturalization, meaning they return year after year and produce more and more beautiful flowers. A gem with a unique color combination that is a joy for pollinators such as bees!

Combine them with, for example , Tulipa ' Little Beauty' or the blue Scilla 'Siberica'.

How, where and when do I plant Tulipa 'Tarda' flowerbulbs?

Plant the flowerbulbs in the ground from September to January. For the planting depth, use 2 to 3 times the height of the bulb and for the planting distance, use 2 to 3 times the width of the flowerbulb. In the case of the Tulipa 'Tarda' this is approximately 10 centimeters. Place the flowerbulb with the pointed end up in the planting hole.

The 'Tarda' thrives best in well-drained soil. Preferably a soil that is slightly moist, but not too wet. The soil should also be fertile and rich in organic matter.

This tulip can grow in different soil types, such as sandy soil, loam soil and clay soil, as long as the soil is well-drained. It is important that excess water can drain properly to prevent bulb rot.

Care of the wild tulips

Give the Tulipa 'Tarda' a light organic diet in the spring, just after the shoots start to appear. Allow the foliage to die back completely after flowering before removing it. The foliage provides the bulb with energy for the next growing season. The foliage can be cut away after it has turned yellow and wilted.

If the flowerbulbs grow above the ground after a number of years, it is advisable to place them again in the autumn at the correct planting depth. A good guideline is to plant them at a depth of 2 to 3 times the height of the bulb.

Furthermore, it requires little maintenance and has the ability to naturalize. It returns faithfully every year and also multiplies slightly.

Origin of the Tulipa 'Tarda'

The Tulipa 'Tarda' is a tulip species that naturally occurs in Central Asia, particularly in the regions of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. It is a wild tulip that grows in mountainous areas and open grasslands.

This tulip is also called the "wild tulip" because it is one of the many wild tulip species that form the basis for the many cultivated tulip varieties we know today. Botanical tulips are the original wild tulips that were discovered and collected from their natural habitat and later grown and refined into the beautiful garden plants we know today.

The Tulipa 'Tarda' is one of the oldest known wild tulip varieties and has a long history in horticulture. Due to its natural beauty and adaptability, this tulip has become popular among gardeners around the world.

Organic Tulipa 'Tarda' - Skal NL-BIO-01 certified: 109459

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Flowering time: March - April
Planting time:
From September
Planting depth:
7 cm deep
Planting distance: 7 cm apart
15 cm high
Flower diameter: 7cm wide
Partial shade, sun
Soil PH:
Loam, sandy soil - Slightly alkaline/neutral
Winter hardiness:
Good hardy
Propagation: Good (naturalizes)
Origin: Central Asia
Family: Liliaceae (lily family)
Group: Botanical (wild tulip)
Colour: Yellow with white
Bee-friendly: Yes
Fragrant: No
Bulb size: 7+

Other tulip varieties:

  • Bio Tulipa 'Apricot Impression'
  • Bio Tulipa 'Ballerina'
  • Bio Tulipa 'Blushing Lady'
  • Bio Tulipa 'Columbus'
  • Bio Tulipa 'Flaming Flag'
  • Bio Tulipa 'Gudoshnik Double'
  • Bio Tulipa 'Icoon'
  • Bio Tulipa 'Ingens'
  • Bio Tulipa 'Linifolia'
  • Bio Tulipa 'Little Beauty'
  • Bio Tulipa 'Masterpeace'
  • Bio Tulipa 'Muscadet'
  • Bio Tulipa 'Novi Sun'
  • Bio Tulipa 'Purple Prince'
  • Bio Tulipa 'Red Impression'
  • Bio Tulipa 'Ronaldo'
  • Bio Tulipa 'Royal Virgin'
  • Bio Tulipa 'Salmon Impression'
  • Bio Tulipa 'Saxatilis'
  • Bio Tulipa 'Siesta'
  • Bio Tulipa 'Sweetheart'
  • Bio Tulipa 'Sylvestris'
  • Bio Tulipa 'Tineke van der Meer'
  • Bio Tulipa 'White Rebel'
  • Bio Tulipa 'White Valley'
  • Bio Tulipa clusiana 'Taco'
  • Bio Tulipa clusiana 'Tinka'
  • Bio Tulipa praestans 'Zwanenburg'


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