RED WILD TULIP Tulipa sprengeri
Unlike modern tulips, this wild tulip will quickly multiply to form large colonies! Vibrant bright red flowers can be planted in the garden, or will readily naturalize in open grassy areas or in deciduous woodlands. This rare tulip is not often offered for sale.
Type: Hardy perennial
Hardiness zones: 3-9
Height: 12-16", 30-40cm
Location: Sun or very adaptable
Note: This plant species is known to have toxicity. Ingestion of these seeds or this plant can cause illness such as vomiting or diarrhea.
Seeds per pack: 10
Germination: As with many perennials, these seeds benefit from a period of moist cold to help them grow. This is done by giving them a cold 'winter' period (artificial or natural), and then a warming to simulate 'spring', and time to grow! Here's how this can be done:
Obtain a planting container that has holes in the bottom for excess water to drain. Place the seeds just under the surface of your growing medium, and water. Place your container in a cold area (but not freezing, perhaps a refrigerator) for 5-6 weeks. Once the cold period is completed, place the container at room temperature for them to germinate. Be sure to keep the soil moist during this entire germination period. Seedlings will sprout a few weeks, or occasionally several months, after the warming period.