Wild tulip, a natural wonder that’s small but fits the spot

Wild tulip blooms with short, cute flowers

Wild tulip are far less common than regular tulips. “Botanical tulip“, as they’re also called, are particularly well suited to planting in gardens

because you can leave them in the ground after flowering and they’ll come back year after year!

Wild tulip, small wonders for spring gardens

Botanical tulips also go by the name “wild tulip” or “dwarf tulip”. This is due to their small size. They’re thus perfect to dress a garden bed near the house. Since they only need little soil to grow, you can plant them along nooks in rock gardens or use them to decorate an old stump.

Wild tulip sprouting and blooming in a spring garden

There are thousands of species, each of which blooms with different colors both in gardens and in pots. Throughout the years, such tulips have been awards prestigious titles such as “bulb flower of the year”. That just goes to show how increasingly popular this tulip family is getting!

Wild tulip excels in containers and potsWith a size of 2 to 4 inches (6 to 10 cm) across, these bulbs are somewhat smaller than normal tulips. The advantage is that they adapt very well to different soils and settings. Not only is botanical tulip a particularly beautiful flower, it also pairs magnificently with other Spring flowers.

Wait for Fall to plant these remarkable bloomers in a place well endowed with sun. That’ll guarantee excellent blooming from April to June. You can simply leave them in place and they’ll pop up from the ground again in the following year.


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