Tulip (Tulipa) can be called a favorite of any garden! It’s hard not to notice bright, beautifully shaped flowers - their beauty is simply amazing. That is why plants are so popular these days.
Shrub (multi-flowered) species: selection result
Shrub or multi-flowered tulips are the result of selection. Multi-stemmed plants look equally good in the steppe, on the field, in the garden or in the flowerbed.
The presented species belongs to the Liliaceae family, and it was bred in the middle of the last century. Plants are not allocated to a separate class, but professionals designate their difference from other varieties by the term "bush".
The most beautiful representatives
Professionals say that in the steppe and in the garden, Greig's tulip and its hybrids look the best. The birthplace of the plant is the Western Tien Shan, and the distinguishing features of the flower are a bright red color with a yellow center, single flowers in a goblet shape and curly leaves.
Features of growing in the garden
Botanical tulips are usually planted in bright, sheltered from the wind areas. About a month and a half before planting, the soil is plowed and organic matter is introduced. Then multi-flowered and other types of flowers are planted. Carry out work in the second half of September, so that the flowers have time to take root.
So that the plants do not show disease, during the growing season they need to provide good watering, as well as weeding and loosening the soil. In the process of flowering, varietal sampling is carried out, which is a separation of species of one variety from others.
White tulips: a symbol of good luck and happiness
White tulips look great in a flower garden, cut or flower bed. They have 3 flowering seasons:
- Early varieties bloom from mid-March
- The average flowering period is from April to May.
- Late - from May to June.
The longest flowering - white tulips "Tacoma." They are characterized by double flowering and begin to bloom buds from the second half of spring. Another white double variety that is actively used in landscape design is Super Bowl.
Blue tulips: a pipe dream
Unfortunately, it is not possible to use blue flowers of this kind in landscape design. The thing is that in the chromosomes of flowers there is no blue pigment gene!
However, you can plant purple tulips on the plot, like purple roses. Flowers with petals of this hue are considered one of the most beautiful and unusual, and under certain lighting conditions they look like blue.
Red tulips: a vivid declaration of love
Red tulips look most brightly in the steppe and on the flowerbed. Flaming red buds will look appropriate in every garden. The varietal variety of majestic colors is simply huge:
Yellow flowers: messengers of separation and success
Like purple, yellow tulips are considered one of the most beautiful. In France, it is customary to give them recovering, In Germany - for good luck in business. The progenitors of flowers with a sunny color are forest plants that live in the south of Eastern Europe.
In landscape design, these flowers go well with plants such as roses - they stand out against the scarlet. The most popular varieties:
- "Monte Carlo";
- Strong Gold
Pink buds: tenderness and sophistication
Pink tulips are the most tender member of the family. They amaze the imagination with their unusual appearance and do not require careful care. With the help of these plants, you can create spectacular flower beds or simply decorate the landscape. The most popular varieties are Algarve, Belflower, Kasharel.
Unusual varieties attract attention due to their unique look. The brightest and most unusual representatives of the family:
- "Negrita Parrot" - parrot variety purple;
- "The Big Embassy" - an elegant variety with a pink-orange color;
- "Baba Jaga" - eye-catching dark purple flowers;
- "Blondine" - a unique light yellow flower;
- "Chato" - tulips resembling peonies in appearance.
Flower Culture Diseases
Like all flowers, tulips have their own diseases. Usually they arise due to exposure to fungi in the ground.
The main diseases that can be found in the plants in question:
- gray rot - often occurs due to rainy and cold weather;
- fusarium rot - celebrated at the end of flowering;
- sclerotic rot - leads to complete decay of the plant.
Signs of Tulip Disease (video)
- In Turkey, tulips are called “Lale”. One of the Turkish girls names sounds exactly the same.
- These flowers were brought to Russia by Peter I. It happened in 1792.
- The annual turnover from the sale of tulips is higher than the income from the sale of gold.
- Plants can be used in cooking. They make sauces, snacks and first courses.
There are a great many tulips in the world, and each of them has its own purpose and unique appearance, so any grower can find "his" version of the plant.