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Tulip, ‘Scarlet Baby’

The Kaufmanniana Tulip ‘Scarlet Baby’, produces striking dark-red flowers with a beautiful yellow eye. This is one of the lowest growing kaufmanniana tulips, only 6″ high. It is utterly attractive because of its bright dark red color. Tulips in this class have been developed from the Tulipa Kaufmanniana species, which is native to Turkestan. Blooms early to open the spring show in your tulip garden.

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 color 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.


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Plant Details +

Bulb Type Bulb
Size 12+ cm
Height 4-12"
Spacing 5"
Hardiness Zones 3-8
Exposure Full Sun-Partial Shade
Foliage Bluish-Green w/Mottled Dark Green or Brown Stripes
Flower Dark-Red w/Yellow
Bloomtime April-May

General Information +

Planting/Care Instructions +

Easy to Grow: 1. Dig a hole 3-4 inches deep or two times the height of the bulb. 2. Set the bulbs firmly in place, with the pointed ends facing upward. 3. Cover the bulbs with soil and water thoroughly.

Planting Instructions: Grow in sun in informal groupings of 5 or more bulbs. Plant bulbs in fall 3-4 inches deep or about two times the height of the bulb and 5" apart in well-drained soil with plenty of humus. Remove old flowers leaving as much stem and foliage as possible until they die down.

When to Plant Outdoors: Product should be planted immediately after received in the fall. In extremely warm climates, plant when the ground cools. You may plant earlier or later as long as the ground is not too warm or frozen.