Tulipa humilis Little Beauty

Little Beauty Wildflower Tulip

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Tulipa humilis Little Beauty has rich, reddish-pink petals and a bright blue-eyed center. A wonderful hybrid companion to 'Little Princess', this vigorous variety is a delight in the garden. Fragrant. Looks wonderful planted in large groups.

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Zones 3 - 8
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Easy to grow
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20", 30 to 40"
Bulb Spacing9 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time Mid spring
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Size Bag of 15
SKU 96541

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Little Beauty Wildflower Tulip is a vigorous variety and a delight in the garden with its rich, reddish-pink petals and glowing blue-eyed center. A wonderful hybrid companion to Little Princess Tulips, a vigorous naturalizer, Tulipa humilis Little Beauty will form colorful, fragrant colonies over time. Especially nice planted with Muscari. 4-6" tall. Blooms in mid-spring blooming. Wildflower tulips are the only tulips that are deer resistant.

SKU 96541
Common Name Little Beauty Wildflower Tulip
Botanical Name Tulipa humilis Little Beauty
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Pink, Blue
Mature Height 4-6" tall
Bulb Size 6 cm
Bulb Spacing 9 bulbs per sq. ft.
Planting Depth Plant 2-4" deep
Bloom Time Mid spring
Plant Type - Bulb Perennial
Planting Time Fall
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 30 to 40"
Advantages Deer Resistant, Easy to grow, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Poisonous Yes - Bulbs, blooms, leaves, and stems all contain toxic compounds, which are most concentrated in the bulb.
Ideal Region Suitable Above 7000 ft, Hot Desert, Coastal California, Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting Guides

Tips on Growing Fall Planted Flower Bulbs

When you receive your spring bulbs (tulips, daffodils, etc.) keep them in a dry, dark, cool place until ready to plant. They need air circulation so they will not collect moisture and rot. Planting times can vary from early October in the North to mid-to-late November in the southern regions. A good rule of thumb is to plant them about 6 weeks before the ground is frozen or after the first hard freeze. For more information and a planting depth illustration, see pages 14-16 of our Planting Guide.

Soil Preparation for Bulbs

Plant tulips in well-drained soil to ensure proper root formation. Incorporate a good quality organic compost as needed. Yum Yum Mix® is recommended as an excellent source of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium needed for strong plants and healthy roots. Mix a small amount into the bottom of the hole before planting your bulbs.

Many bulbs prefer full sun exposure, including Tulips. Exposure to full sun will bring out the rich colors that tulips offer, but some shade will enable a longer blooming period and still offer a colorful addition to your yard or garden. Other bulbs such as Muscaria, Allium, Galanthus, Hyacinthoides, Scilla and many Daffodils will tolerate partial shade and bloom well. Pink daffodils will hold their color longer if planted in dappled shade or morning sun/afternoon shade.

After planting, add a top dressing of compost or other organic material and water in thoroughly. If your winter is dry, water every three to four weeks throughout the winter and add more mulch if necessary.

Protect your Bulbs

One planting of Yellow Crown Imperial per 20 feet of garden bed will deter foraging mice, voles and moles. To deter chipmunks and squirrels from snacking on tulip bulbs, place a grid of chicken wire above the bulbs as you plant to protect them. Apply Chase Mole and Gopher Repellent to the surface of the ground to protect bulbs from these burrowing mammals. As bulbs sprout, use our Deer Off Repellent to prevent deer and rabbits from browsing your spring blooms.

After your Bulbs have Bloomed

Once your bulbs have bloomed, allow the bulb foliage to brown and fade naturally, since the leaves are feeding the bulb in the ground. Removal of foliage weakens the bulb and leads to fewer blooms the following year. Planting your bulbs amongst your perennials is one way to conceal the dying bulb foliage. The perennials begin to grow and fill out as the bulb foliage dies back. The perennials will then provide foliage and color in the garden from late spring through the summer and into fall. Regular fertilization with balanced organic or natural fertilizer and a re-application of mulch each fall will insure more and more beautiful spring bulb blooms for many years!


View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.

Shipping

Plant & Bulb Shipping Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Shipping begins Sept. 18. Amaryllis Bulbs will begin shipping mid-October 2017 and will continue until we sell out or through December 31, 2017.

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3.0

Looks best in full sun, all day, everyday.

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from Roseburg Oregon

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  • Attractive

Cons

  • Not enough sun for it in the Pacific Northwest

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Comments about High Country Gardens Tulipa humilis Little Beauty:

I am sure this would have been wonderful when we lived in full sun, in Reno NV. Unfortunately we got too much rain last year in the Pacific Northwest, so blooms were rare.

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5.0

Wildflowers and humility of scale... tulipa humilis?

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    Comments about High Country Gardens Tulipa humilis Little Beauty:

    I appreciate species tulips for their 'understated' beauty - they are small, but colorful, so they invite a closer look. They are peppered around our yard for merry 'color pops' in the spring, and they never fail to delight us, and also delight those passing the yard - we have been complimented many times. they may be small in stature, and that may have something to do with the 'humilis' in the name, but they live as majestic bright stars on the ground for the short time they are blooming. Love it!

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    5.0

    Truly little bauties

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    from LIttleton CO

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      Comments about High Country Gardens Tulipa humilis Little Beauty:

      Squirrels haven't touched this one!

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      To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

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      • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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