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Oxford Elite Tulip

Tulipa 'Oxford Elite'

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Oxford Elite Tulip (Tulipa 'Oxford Elite') at Peck's Green Thumb Nursery

Oxford Elite Tulip flowers

Oxford Elite Tulip flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Plant Height:  16 inches

Flower Height:  22 inches

Spacing:  6 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3

Group/Class:  Darwin Hybrid

Description:

An outstanding tulip with soft yellow blooms that are dramatically streaked with deep pink; a wonderful addition that is visually stunning in the garden or containers

Ornamental Features

Oxford Elite Tulip has masses of beautiful lightly-scented yellow cup-shaped flowers with a hot pink flare at the ends of the stems from early to mid spring, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its sword-like leaves remain grayish green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Oxford Elite Tulip is an herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Oxford Elite Tulip is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Oxford Elite Tulip will grow to be about 16 inches tall at maturity extending to 22 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 14 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 6 inches apart. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As this plant tends to go dormant in summer, it is best interplanted with late-season bloomers to hide the dying foliage.

This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by multiplication of the underground bulbs; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

 
 
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Ornamental Features

This Plant Finder tool is an online catalog representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact the store directly for availability. It does not include our entire inventory of plants, so be sure to visit our store to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.