This gorgeous native of Uzbekistan and Afghanistan is a terrific rock garden size tulip species. The pointed petals are gorgeous, brilliant scarlet- red inside and out, with black bases, and the flowers open wide to catch the sun. The narrow basal leaves have red edges and lay flat. Because they are from Central Asia, they are well adapted to our cold winters and dry, hot summers.
They appreciate fertile, very well-drained soil and room to grow. T. linifolia is a good naturalizer and has made a lovely colony blooming in mid-spring in our Ornamental Grasses display garden. They also excel in rock gardens and sunny well-drained borders.
3”-6” tall. Hardy to Zone 3-4.