Tubergen's Gem Specie Tulip (Candlestick Tulip)

Tubergen's Gem Tulip (Tulipa clusiana Bulbs) is a hardy species tulip with dark yellow and red petals, sometimes called a Candlestick Tulip. Typically blooming in mid to late March, it is suited for rock gardens and cutting. Tubergen's Gem Tulip is a perennial tulip and naturalizes (multiplies and spreads) over the seasons.

Zones2 - 10
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Easy to Grow
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
Mature Plant Size4-6" tall
Bulb Spacing9 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom TimeMid spring
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SizeBag of 20
SKUHC008525

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

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.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • 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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Tulip clusiana Tubergen's Gem is sometimes commonly known as the Candlestick Tulip, with its combination of dark yellow and red petals. Typically blooming in mid to late March, Tulip clusiana Bulbs Tubergen's Gem is a species tulip that is very hardy, but also does well in southern gardens. This tulip is well suited for rock gardens and can also be used for cut flowers. Tubergen's Gem Tulip is a perennial tulip and naturalizes (multiplies and spreads) over the seasons. Looks lovely mixed with Tulip clusiana Lady Jane. Wildflower Tulips are the only type of Tulip that is deer resistant.

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SKU
HC008525
Common Name
Tubergen's Gem Specie Tulip (Candlestick Tulip)
Botanical Name
Tulipa clusiana Tubergen's Gem
Zones
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color
Red
Height
Under 6 inches
Mature Height
4-6" tall
Bulb Spacing
9 bulbs per sq. ft.
Flower Bulb Size
6 cm
Planting Depth
Plant 2-4" deep
Bloom Time
Early - Mid Spring, Mid - Late Spring
Bloom Time
Mid spring
Advantages
Deer Resistant, Easy to Grow, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20"
Soil Type
Average Soil
Soil Moisture
Average
Item Package Size
Bag of 20
Ships As
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Planting Time
Fall
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Hot Desert, Pacific Northwest, Coastal California, Suitable Above 7000 ft
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals
Yes - Bulbs, blooms, leaves, and stems all contain toxic compounds, which are most concentrated in the bulb.
Item Quantity Number
20
Ships To 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 a mole or 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 ensure 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.
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