Dwarf tulip from the Red Book: description and photo

Tulip dwarf acts as a perennial, onion, grassy plant. Also known as “low tulip”. The most common in:

  • South-West of Asia;
  • Turkey;
  • Iran;
  • The Caucasus.

It mainly grows in meadows and gravel zones located at an altitude of 2400-3000 meters. This is what causes the fact that it is often found in the conditions of an alpine belt.

Dwarf tulip

Plant Characteristics Dwarf tulip

Dwarf tulip is characterized in that all its parts are surprisingly compact. For example:

  • height limited by 10 centimeters;
  • onion no more than 20 millimeters in diameter. It is ovate and is covered with small golden yellow-brown scales. They can not find a lot of hairs on them, both at the top and at the base, which is why they create a kind of fringe;
  • leaves only 3 of them, rarely 5 leaflets. They are linear and almost completely lie on the ground. They are miniature-only 5-12 centimeters long. They are infrequently width more than 1 centimeter. At the same time, they are wavy along the edges, and the shade can be either bright green or putting green;
  • Flower stove often 1, much less often the bulb produces several peduncles. Flowers have a narrow base and more convex to the top. The bell bud during the opening is transformed into a starring flower, having slightly pointed leaves.

The flowering of such a flower begins in May, but the duration of this period is small on average 2 weeks. It is also not uncommon to flower in late May or early June.

The dwarf tulip has many varieties each of them has a unique color palette with bright or delicate tones.


In addition to the fact that such flowers grow in nature, a person will not have difficulties with their independent cultivation. They can be used as:

  • potted plant;
  • complex compositions;
  • design of portable mountaineering;
  • a group of flowers on the lawn;
  • flower beds on the terrace.

Conditions (lighting and soil) necessary for this flower have practically no features, which is why there will be no difficulty with their cultivation. The best time for transplanting is considered the end of September or early October.

Wintering also does not cause difficulties, since such a plant is extremely winter-hardy-frost resistance is often limited to 18-20 degrees of frost, but some varieties have other temperature criteria.

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