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.