Species Tulip of the French Alps

Species Tulip of the French Alps

Amazing beauty rarely seen.

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Creamy yellow, pointed petals with a cheeky raspberry red blush at the base. The flowers open a soft yellow, maturing to a deeper shade. This is a strong growing Tulip that will gradually multiply in the right conditions. The flowers open mid to late season.

The common name, for Tulipa marjolettii, `Tulip of the French Alps` is termed from their more recent discovery. Once a cultivated variety, Tulipa marjolettii was lost as other varieties became more popular. It was then rediscovered, growing wild in the Savoy Alps of France. They are now thought to be extinct in the Alps and are only available in cultivation, and even then it is rare.

Tulip of the French Alps (Tulipa marjolettii) grows 2-7 grey green leaves, to 30cm long.

Species Tulips have a more relaxed or whimsical feel than the common hybridized varieties.
If planted in a well drained soil in a spot that does not get too hot over summer then the bulbs can be left in the ground for many years.

Species Tulips are ideal for rock gardens, lawn plantings, pots or towards the front of a border. Species Tulips tend to bloom earlier than hybridised ones. As a result the flowers generally last longer.

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Botantical name

Tulipa marjolettii






Mid to late season


Cool to Mediterranean


Australia wide

Frost hardiness


Full Sun to Semi Shade

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