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Species Tulip Cynthia

Heirloom splendour.

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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.

Code

TUVCY

Botantical name

Tulipa clusiana

Height

10-30cm

Width

10-20cm

Flowers

Mid season

Climate

Cool to Mediterranean

Availability

Australia wide

Frost hardiness

Aspect

Full Sun to Semi Shade

Supplied as

Bulbs

Water needs

1