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Tulipa linifolia occurs in Iran, Uzbekistan & Turkestan. They are a splendid and showy small tulip with bowl shaped scarlet red flowers with pointed tips, opening flat in bright sunlight to show a dark base to the flower. The leaves are grey-green with wavy edges and fairly distinctive fine red margins.
Tulipa linifolia has been awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit because it has proved to be reliable in appropriate conditions and a good performing plant.
Tulip linifolia is a very satisfactory small tulip for the sunny well drained garden where the bulbs should be planted 3" (8cm) deep and about 2-4" (5-10cm) apart. Alternatively allow 15 per square foot. Beware of squirrel or mice damage to the bulbs.
Height 6" (15cm)