tulip ‘Don Quichotte’
Tulipa ‘Don Quichotte’. This hybrid was developed by master Dutch tulip hybridizers Konijnenburg & Mark, and has twice won the Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society. T. ‘Don Quichotte’ blooms in the spring, typically peaking in early or mid-May.
Gardeners often struggle to think of modern, hybrid tulips as “wild” plants. However, tulips are members of the Liliaceae family native from Eurasia to North Africa. The center of diversity for wild tulips are the Pamir, Hindu Kush, and Tien Shan mountains.
Tulipa ‘Don Quichotte’ has deep, rich pink single flowers on single, erect stems up to 20 in. tall. This perennial bulb grows best in full sun planted in fertile soils with medium moisture. Soils should be well-drained. As with most other tulips, bulbs of ‘Don Quichotte’ are best planted in the fall before the ground freezes.
|Botanical Name||Tulipa ‘Don Quichotte’|
|Common Name||tulip ‘Don Quichotte’|
|USDA Zone||3 thru 9|
|Light Requirement||Full Sun|
|Season(s) of interest||spring|
|Height and Spread||18-20in x 4in (45-50cm x 10cm)|
|Additional Information||Not Native to the US Midwest. Horticultural origin.|
|Location in Lurie Garden||Northwest Light Plate, Southwest Light Plate, North Dark Plate, Southwest Dark Plate, Extrusion Plaza|