The Kaufmanniana Tulip ‘Giuseppe Verdi’, a fall planted bulb, produces striking creamy yellow and red flowers. Blooms early to open the spring show in your tulip garden. Long, pointed petals are similar in coloring to Cape Cod.
Kaufmanniana Tulips: are long-lived perennial tulips. They are some of the earliest tulips to flower. In sunlight, the flowers open fully. The open flowers resemble a star or waterlily. Some varieties have been cultivated to take advantage of this, so that the inside colour is sometimes dramatically different from the outside. Flower colors include white, yellow, pink, and intermediary colors. The foliage is bluish green or chocolate brown striped. Kaufmanniana tulips are small plants. Average plant height is 4 to 8 inches. Their compact size makes them good choices for border edges and rock gardens. Tulips in this class have been developed from the Tulipa kaufmanniana species, which is native to Turkestan. They flower in early spring.