Tulip pulchella Bulbs Persian Pearl

  • Red and Yellow and Purple Tulip pulchella Bulbs Persian Pearl, Tulipa praestans, Tulip pulchella Bulbs Persian Pearl

'Persian Pearl' is uniquely colored with showy purple-red petals and bright yellow center. Like most of the wildflower tulips, 'Persian Pearl' multiplies itself readily.

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Zones 3 - 8
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 Early to mid spring
Shipping Shipping begins in mid September, coldest zones first. Buy now and we'll ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. More shipping info Learn More…
Size Bag of 15
SKU 96501


4-6" tall. Early to mid-spring bloom. 'Persian Pearl' is uniquely colored with showy purple-red petals and bright yellow center. Like most of the wildflower tulips, 'Persian Pearl' multiplies itself readily. You will love it planted with Daffodil 'Tete-a-Tete'
SKU 96501
Common Name Tulip pulchella Bulbs Persian Pearl
Botanical Name Tulipa praestans Persian Pearl
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Red, Yellow, Purple
Mature Height 4-6" tall
Bulb Size 6 cm
Bulb Spacing 9 bulbs per sq. ft.
Planting Depth Plant 2-4" deep
Bloom Time Early to mid spring
Plant Type - Bulb Perennial
Planting Time Fall
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 30 to 40"
Advantages 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

A compost enriched, well-drained soil is best. 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. However, 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

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.


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.

Most plant and bulb orders arrive within 3-4 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

Grass Plugs Will ship at planting time in spring 2017, beginning in late February.

Wildflower Seed & Grass Seed Orders ship within 2-3 days.

Gardening Goods: All non-plant items ship within 2-3 days.

Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.

Make Fast Even Faster: For ‘Rush’ same week delivery, when possible, please call customer service at 800-925-9387.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Unusual deep maroon color


from Kanab, UT high desert zone 7

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  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Cut flowers can bloom indoors
  • Hardy
  • Healthy
  • Lightweight
  • Very unusual coloring


    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors
    • Patio
    • Pool Area
    • Tiny cut flowers
    • Where short plants are wanted

    Comments about High Country Gardens Tulip pulchella Bulbs Persian Pearl:

    These small, short wild type of tulips came up about the same time as the first of the regular tulips. In other words, when the crocus and daffodils were well in bloom.
    I planted in the fall and win the bulbs started to become active, the ground squirrels went to work destroying everything they could. This little flower could not be daunted though, I found the buds on the ground, disconnected at the base of the stem from the bulb. Thanks a lot, ground squirrels! :-(
    I brought it inside and put in a little, short cup of water. Within a couple of days it was blooming during the light and then closing during the night.
    Score one for Crickets! I guess the ground squirrels didn't get them all.
    I am mostly just interested in survival of the call Leni in the yard, not with Weather every single one blooms the first year. So it's OK that the ground squirrels got some, Especially because these have a tendency to spread and naturalize.
    The color is an even deeper Rosie purple maroon burgundy than it appears in the photos. It looks like a dark pink, but really it is a richer color than that The color is an even deeper Rosie purple maroon burgundy than it appears in the photos. It looks like a dark pink, but really it is a richer color than that.
    Truly unusual and I am so happy that I ordered these!

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    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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