Soft yellow flowers with a strong raspberry pink blush – a blush so deep in bud they can appear pink.
This beautiful and easy to grow tulip has 6cm flowers that open mid season.
Plant in a sunny spot with good drainage and they will last many years. Clusiana Tulip ‘Cynthia’ thrives in areas with cold winters and hot summers.
Tulipa clusiana ‘Cynthia’ multiplies through underground stolons and bulb offsets at a moderate rate, it will not set seed. Clusiana tulips are commonly termed Lady Tulips or Candlestick Tulips due to their narrow form.
The Clusiana species are also known as Persian Tulips, though they are believed to be endemic to Spain. It is a strong growing and popular tulip species that has been cultivated throughout Europe since the early 17th Century. This particular variety (‘Cynthia’) was first sold in 1959.
Species Tulips have a more relaxed or whimsical feel than the common hybridized varieties. Species Tulips are ideal for rock gardens, lawn plantings, pots or towards the front of a border.
If planted in a well drained soil, in a spot that does not get too hot or wet over summer then the bulbs can be left in the ground for many years.
Cool to Mediterranean
Full Sun to Semi Shade