The gender Fireof the family Liliaceae, is very extensive and includes the famous tulips, highly appreciated especially in Holland. There are around 150 different species, each with its own peculiarities. One of them is the late tulip, a lovely bulbous plant with yellow and white flowers.
In this post we are going to talk precisely about this species belonging to the genus Fire so pretty. we will explain what is the late tulip and we will discuss the meaning of the yellow tulips. So if you want to know more about this beautiful flower, I recommend that you keep reading.
What is the late tulip?
The late tulip, or late tulip, is a variety of small tulip native to Central Asia, where it is very common, especially in the Tien Shan. We can find these beautiful flowers on stony and rocky slopes, in the mountains. It is generally cultivated as an ornamental plant. its use in rock gardens being very popular.
This tulip is a low-growing herbaceous and bulbous species whose height ranges between 15 and 25 centimeters. It has narrow and long basal leaves of a beautiful green color. As for the flowers, they usually have a diameter of approximately five centimeters and They stand out for their star shape. The petals are yellow in the center and white at the tips. Each stem of this species can carry up to six flowers.
And why is it called the “late tulip”? Well, obviously, the word “tarda” means “late.” The reason why they have called it that is that It usually blooms relatively late. Even so, the flowering of this plant usually takes place at the beginning of spring, specifically in March.
As we have already mentioned above, the tulip tarda is cultivated mainly as an ornamental plant. It is really very beautiful in rock gardens, in normal gardens and even in pots. When cultivating this vegetable, it is important that the soil is light and alkaline and that it has good drainage. As for the location, it prefers sunny and warm places. The planting of the bulbs should be done in autumn, if possible in groups of between five and ten specimens. Between each one there should be about five to eight centimeters of separation. Regarding the depth, the most recommended is ten centimeters.