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 Diana, <1909, Cultivar Datasheet

Summary Description

Name: Diana
Date: <1909
Division:: Div. 1: Single Early
Height: 12-16"
Flower Color: White
Flower Shape: Cup, base rounded
Bloom Time: Early Spring
Bloom Duration: 18 days

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Cultivar: Diana, <1909


Also Known As:

Taxonomic Name (Info): Tulipa ????

Diana, 1909, Single Early Tulip

Source of Name: Named for the goddess of woodlands, wildlife, and the moon.

Date First Described (or Registered):<1909

Current Division: 1 - Single Early

Color: White

Height: 10-12" OHG / 12" MZ / 16" (HT)

Flower Width: 3" HT


  • Large upright flower; closed - egg-shape; open - cup with round base; showy, a featured tulip in many cottage gardens. Good for bedding and borders, as well as forcing. Some are scented. (HT)
  • "elegant ivory" (OHG)

Stem: Strong

Foliage: Ascending, smooth, bright.

Diana, 1909, Single Early Tulip

Date of First Bloom: Ann Arbor, MI (Zone 6a-6b) - May 8

Growth Characteristics and Measurements:
B: 12"
B+3 (initial bloom plus three days): 14"
B+6: 15"
B+9: 16"
B+12: 16"
B+15: 16"
Last Petals Fall: Ann Arbor, MI (Zone 6a-6b) - May 26
Duration of bloom: 18 days.

Bulb Production: Strong (up to 4-5 bulbs and offsets per 12+cm [1 diameter or larger] mother bulb planted)

Growing Method and Environment for This Report: See HT Method.

In Hortus Tulipus Collection? Yes

If in the Hortus Tulipus collection, source of initial bulbs: purchased from Old House Gardens (5 bulbs)


Other Sources of Description and Information:

Contributors to This Datasheet: C Edward Wall

Photo Captions and Credits: Mary Ellen Wall

Key to Abbreviations:
HB = Hortus Bulborum, a bulb preservation organization in Holland.
HT Hortus Tulipus the bulb preservation gardens associated with this website.
MZ = McClure and Zimmerman, Randolph, Wisconsin, a source of more-common old bulbs.
OHG = Old House Gardens, Ann Arbor Michigan, a source of old and rare bulbs.

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