September 4, 1998

Tulip Classes

While tulips are favorites of mid-west gardeners, we often fail to appreciate the diversity of these spring-flowering bulbs. Tulips vary tremendously in flower and plant size, bloom period, shape, and color. By planting early, mid-season, and late blooming varieties, tulips may be enjoyed for several weeks in the spring.

The following tulip classifications are based on time of bloom and form.