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. ‘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’ grows up to 20 in. tall on a single, erect stem. 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’
Family Liliaceae
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)
Flower Color Pink
Attracts Wildlife
Additional Information Horticultural origin.
Location in Lurie Garden
Northwest Light Plate, Southwest Light Plate, North Dark Plate, Southwest Dark Plate