Intro: Tulips (up to 12 inches) can have pink, purple, red, dark red, orange, red orange or yellow flowers. The sweet-smelling flowers appear in early spring after periods of cold temperatures, which are necessary for tulips to thrive. These flowers are great for container gardens in colder climates: Tulips survive frosts and freezing temperatures.
Scientific Name: Tulipa gesneriana
Plant Type: Tulips are perennial flowers, but they can be treated as annuals.
Light: Tulip flowers can do well in partially shady balcony gardens to container gardens with full sun.
Propagation: The easiest way to propagate the tulip plant is dividing the roots.
Misc. Info: Tulips bloom from late winter to early summer. Tulip flowers can be cut for floral arrangements.