Single Late Group (Division 5) – These long stemmed tulips grow18-30″ tall and bear cup or goblet shaped flowers, to 3″ across, sometimes several to a stem, are white to yellow, pink, red, or almost black, often with contrasting edges. Late season flowering, with leaves 4-14″ long. Includes the old Darwin and Cottage Tulips. Suitable for bedding and provide good cut flower.
Select tulips cultivars and species based on hardiness zones. Most tulips require a long cold winter and dry summer and thrive in Zones 4-6.In Zones 7-8, fewer are adaptable. In Zones 9-10, they should be grown as annuals, and bulbs must be precooled at 40–45 degree Fahrenheit for 8-10 weeks before planting. Grow in fertile well drained, neutral to slightly acidic soil in full or afternoon sun. In Zones 7-10. Choose a shady site or one with morning sun only.