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Golden Apeldoorn Tulip

Tulipa 'Golden Apeldoorn'

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Golden Apeldoorn Tulip (Tulipa 'Golden Apeldoorn') at Roger's Gardens

Golden Apeldoorn Tulip flowers

Golden Apeldoorn Tulip flowers

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Golden Apeldoorn Tulip (Tulipa 'Golden Apeldoorn') at Roger's Gardens

Golden Apeldoorn Tulip in bloom

Golden Apeldoorn Tulip in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Plant Height:  18 inches

Flower Height:  24 inches

Spacing:  6 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  2a

Group/Class:  Darwin Hybrid

Description:

An extraordinary selection producing vivid golden-yellow blooms; this variety is visually stunning in the garden or containers; a fall planting bulb

Ornamental Features

Golden Apeldoorn Tulip has masses of beautiful lightly-scented yellow cup-shaped flowers with black eyes at the ends of the stems in mid spring, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its sword-like leaves remain green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Golden Apeldoorn Tulip is an herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Golden Apeldoorn Tulip is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Golden Apeldoorn Tulip will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity extending to 24 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 6 inches apart. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As this plant tends to go dormant in summer, it is best interplanted with late-season bloomers to hide the dying foliage.

This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by multiplication of the underground bulbs; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Golden Apeldoorn Tulip is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
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Characteristics
Massing  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers 
Ornamental Features