Tulipa ‘Spring Green’

Spring Green Tulip

Tulip Viridiflora

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Outstanding Qualities

Among the vast field of tulips for the garden, 'Spring Green' stands out due to its wavy, ivory-colored petals that are feathered with spring green. The overall flower shape is cupped, to about 3 inches across. This tulip cultivar is sturdy and reliable and adds a jolt of color to the rockery or front border in mid- to late April. It also makes a wonderful cut flower. Viridiflora means "green flowered".

Quick Facts

Plant Type: bulb

Foliage Type: deciduous

Plant Height: 0 ft. 6 in. (0.15 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 0 ft. 6 in. (0.15 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 4 to 8

Flower Color: white

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun

Water Requirements: drought tolerant

Seasonal Interest: spring flowers

Colors & Combos

Great Plant Combinations: Combine 'Spring Green' with the fresh, emerging foliage of other perennials, such as blue hostas and epimediums.

Great Color Contrasts: burgundy, pink, purple

Great Color Partners: dark green, chartreuse, blue

Culture Notes
'Spring Green' needs full sun and well-drained soil for best results. Use bulb fertilizer (rather than bone meal) when planting in autumn. Generally it is best to plant in about October, before the heavy rains of November begin. After blooming, let the leaves die naturally so that their nutrients are taken back into the bulb before cutting them off. 'Spring Green' is drought tolerant.