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Red Riding Hood Rock Garden Tulip

Tulipa greigii 'Red Riding Hood'
SKU: HC008532
per Bag of 9
No longer available this season.
Tulipa greigii 'Red Riding Hood' (Rock Garden Tulip) brightens a spring garden with dramatic scarlet blooms. Its 4" wide scarlet flowers reveal a black base and the outside of the petals have deeper red (carmine) color. The leaves are variegated with green and purple, giving the plant interest after the blooms have faded. Sometimes call Rock Garden Tulips, at 10-12" tall, 'Red Riding Hood' is a top pick for rock gardens, borders, containers, and mixed with mid-spring Daffodils. Fall planted, place them in compost enriched soil in full sun.
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Botanical Name
Tulipa greigii 'Red Riding Hood'
Growing Zones
Zone 2, Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Low Maintenance, Naturalizes, Container Planting, Rock Gardens, Good For Forcing
Soil Moisture
Waterwise, Average
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Mature Height
10-12" tall
Bloom Time
Mid spring


Tulipa greigii 'Red Riding Hood' harmonizes a spring garden with its big, bright scarlet-red flowers with black hearts and deftly shaded deep red petals. The striped leaves are almost as spectacular as the flowers, giving this perennial tulip long lasting garden appeal. Standing on sturdy 10-12" stems, the large, open flowers often span 4-5" wide! Sometimes known as Rock Garden Tulips, they will naturalize easily when happy. For best results plant in groupings of 10-15 bulbs. Planted in full sun for best color, to part-shade for longer bloom times, these hardy, easy-to-grow bulbs will light up a mid-spring garden. 'Red Riding Hood' won the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticulture Society and is one of the world’s most popular Greigii tulips.