Growing Guide
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Tulip, Bokhara

Spring-Flowering Bulb

Tulipa batalinii
Liliaceae Family

Small and attractive, the clump-forming Bokhara Tulip has cheerful yellow blooms and is particularly well suited to rock garden use.

Site Characteristics
  • full sun

Soil conditions:

  • requires well-drained soil
Prefers sandy, fertile, well-drained soil.

Hardiness zones:

  • 4 to 8

Special locations:

  • rock gardens
Plant Traits

Lifecycle: perennial

Ease-of-care: easy

Height: 0.5 to 0.75 feet

Spread: 0.25 to 0.5 feet

Bloom time: late spring

Flower color: yellow

Some cultivars have orange-red or reddish bronze-tinted yellow blooms.

Foliage color: gray-green

Foliage texture: medium

Shape: upright

Shape in flower: flower stalks with flowers as cups

Special Considerations
Special characteristics:
  • non-aggressive
  • non-invasive
  • not native to North America - Native to Uzbekistan
Growing Information
How to plant:

Propagate by division or separation - Divide the bulbs in the fall, when clumps have become overcrowded. Plant the bulbs 5" beneath the soil surface.

Maintenance and care:
Remove faded flowers after blooming. After spring blooming, allow the foliage to die back (about 6 weeks) before cutting back. Do not cut back unfaded foliage.

More growing information: How to Grow Bulbs

Slugs and snails

Bulb rot
Root rot
Gray mold
'Apricot Jewel': pale yellow blooms flushed with apricot.

'Bright Gem': bright yellow blooms flushed with orange.

'Bronze Charm': yellow blooms flushed with deep peach-bronze.

'Red Jewel': orange-red blooms.

'Yellow Jewel': rose flushed yellow blooms with green bases.