Tulip Tulipa 'Concerto' (13)

☠ Toxic to humans
🐾 Toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Not edible
‍🌱 Easy-care
tulip 'Concerto'


Tulipa 'Concerto' is a type of tulip known for its elegant and striking appearance. This tulip variety features classic cup-shaped flowers that are admired for their pure, creamy white petals, which sometimes may have a slight yellowish tinge at the base. The flowers have a sleek, smooth texture and a sophisticated look that exudes simplicity and refinement. The leaves of the Tulipa 'Concerto' plant are generally lance-shaped and a rich, glossy green. These leaves form a low, clumping foliage base from which the stems rise, each stem usually holding a single, graceful bloom. The plant blooms during the spring and its flowers also have a characteristic tulip silhouette, being symmetrical along the vertical axis with a slightly opened appearance that resembles a chalice. The glossy nature of the leaves contrasts well with the matte finish of the flower petals, adding to the visual appeal of this tulip variety. Overall, Tulipa 'Concerto' is a treasured addition to gardens and landscapes for its pure color and the understated beauty it brings to the springtime display.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Concerto Tulip, Dutch Tulip

    • Common names

      Tulipa 'Concerto'

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      The plant commonly known as tulip can be toxic to humans if ingested. The bulb of the tulip is the most poisonous part and contains compounds that may cause symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and irritation of the mouth and throat. In severe cases, ingestion can lead to dizziness, difficulty breathing, and an irregular heartbeat. It is essential to seek medical attention if a person has ingested tulip bulbs and is displaying symptoms of poisoning.

    • To pets

      Tulip can be toxic to pets if ingested, especially the bulbs. Symptoms of tulip poisoning in pets may include gastrointestinal upset, such as vomiting and diarrhea, drooling, and depression. In severe cases, it can cause central nervous system depression and an increase in heart rate. Urgent veterinary care is recommended if a pet has consumed any part of a tulip plant.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      1 foot [30 cm]

    • Spread

      6 inches [15 cm]

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area

      Central Asia


  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Aesthetic Appeal: Tulipa 'Concerto', commonly known as the Tulip 'Concerto', offers an elegant and delicate appearance to gardens and landscapes with its white flowers and sleek profile.
    • Variety of Landscaping Uses: Suitable for borders, container gardening, and as cut flowers due to their long stems and striking blooms.
    • Spring Color: As a spring-blooming bulb, it provides early color to gardens after the winter months.
    • Easy to Grow: Tulips are relatively easy for gardeners to cultivate and maintain.
    • Attracts Pollinators: They can attract bees and other beneficial pollinators, supporting local ecosystems.

  • medicalMedical Properties

    This plant is not used for medical purposes.

  • windAir-purifying Qualities

    This plant is not specifically known for air purifying qualities.

  • leavesOther Uses

    • Photography subject: Concerto tulips, with their distinctive form and color, are often used by photographers as a subject for both amateur and professional photography, enhancing portfolios and nature galleries.
    • Wedding décor: Due to their elegant appearance, Concerto tulips can be used to create sophisticated wedding floral arrangements or as part of the bride's bouquet.
    • Educational tool: Botany educators may use the Concerto tulip to teach students about plant anatomy, hybridization, and tulip cultivation practices.
    • Garden competitions: Concerto tulips can be grown for participation in garden and flower shows where they can be judged for their beauty and cultivation difficulty.
    • Artistic inspiration: Artists may be inspired by the color and form of Concerto tulips to create paintings, drawings, and other forms of floral art.
    • Color therapy: The bright, soothing colors of the Concerto tulip can be used in color therapy sessions to promote relaxation and mental well-being.
    • Fashion design: The pattern and colors seen in the petals of Concerto tulips can inspire textile patterns and designs in the fashion industry.
    • Eco-friendly confetti: Dried petals of Concerto tulips can be used as biodegradable confetti for eco-conscious celebrations.
    • Culinary decoration: Although not commonly consumed, Concerto tulip petals can be used as non-toxic decorative elements on plates and cakes in high-end culinary settings.
    • Themed events: Concerto tulips can be incorporated into themed events or festivals, especially those celebrating springtime or Dutch culture, enhancing the atmosphere with their vivid presence.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    Tulips can be used in Feng Shui to attract love, happiness, and positive energy. Their vibrant colors are especially beneficial for adding a burst of energy and to uplift the chi within a room. Placing tulips in the southwest corner of a space can help enhance personal relationships, according to the bagua map.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    Tulips are not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Love and Passion: Tulips are often associated with perfect love and deep passion, making them common gifts in romantic contexts.
    • Rebirth: Due to their spring blooming, tulips symbolize rebirth and new beginnings. This makes them fitting for celebrations of renewal such as Easter and spring festivals.
    • Fame and Perfect Love: The Concerto Tulip, in particular, with its unique and striking appearance, can symbolize one's aspiration for fame or perfection in love.
    • Charity: In the Victorian language of flowers, tulips overall also signified charity, potentially due to their generous bloom and wide range of colors.
    • Forgiveness: A bouquet of tulips may convey a message of forgiveness, or an apology, as their gentle appearance can soften hearts.

Every 1-2 weeks
500 - 2500 Lux
Every 2-3 years
Not needed
  • water dropWater

    For tulip 'Concerto', also known as tulips in general, water sparingly as they prefer well-drained soil. In the absence of rainfall, water deeply once a week to moisten the soil to a depth of about 6 inches, ensuring the water reaches the bulbs. During the growing season, this might mean up to one gallon per square foot every week, but be cautious not to over-water as standing water can cause the bulbs to rot. Once the tulips have bloomed and the leaves begin to yellow, reduce watering to allow the bulbs to enter dormancy until the next growing season.

  • sunLight

    Tulips require full sun to perform best. Position your tulip 'Concerto' in a location where they will receive at least six hours of direct sunlight daily. The ideal spot is an area with early morning light and some protection from harsh afternoon sun, which can sometimes be too intense and can cause the blooms to fade more rapidly.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Tulips thrive in a climate with cool winters and springs. Tulip 'Concerto' can endure winter temperatures as low as 20 degrees Fahrenheit but should not be subjected to prolonged periods below this threshold. The ideal temperature range for tulips during the growing season is between 50 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit, which supports good growth and flowering.

  • scissorsPruning

    Tulips do not require extensive pruning, but deadheading (removing spent flowers) encourages the plant to put energy into bulb growth rather than seed production. Snip off the faded blooms and stem beneath the flower once the tulip 'Concerto' blossoms have withered, typically immediately after flowering. Prune the foliage only after it has turned yellow and died back naturally, usually about six weeks after flowering.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    The best soil mix for Concerto Tulip is well-draining, fertile soil with a slightly acidic to neutral pH of 6.0 to 7.0. Incorporate sand or perlite with compost to improve drainage.

  • plantRepotting

    Concerto Tulips, being perennial bulbs, do not need repotting. Plant bulbs once and allow them to naturalize, dividing only if clumps become overcrowded, typically every 3-5 years.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Concerto Tulip thrives in average outdoor humidity levels; they do not require specific humidity adjustments.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Plant tulip bulbs in pots with drainage holes and place in a cool, sunny spot.

    • Outdoor

      Plant bulbs in autumn, full sun to part sun, in well-drained soil.

    • Hardiness zone

      3-8 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    The life cycle of Tulipa 'Concerto', commonly known as the Concerto Tulip, begins with the planting of the bulb in the autumn before the winter freeze. The bulb undergoes vernalization through the cold winter months, which is essential for the development of the flower. In early spring, the bulb sends up shoots that develop into leaves and a flower stalk, entering its growth phase. The Concerto Tulip blooms in mid-spring, showcasing its distinctive white flowers, which is the reproductive phase where pollination can occur. After flowering, the plant goes into senescence; the leaves and stem wither and the plant enters dormancy through the summer, conserving energy in the bulb. The cycle restarts when the cooler temperatures of autumn signal the bulb to prepare for the next growing season.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time


    • The Tulipa 'Concerto', commonly known as the 'Concerto' tulip, is typically propagated through division of the bulbs. This method is favored because it is simple and maintains the true characteristics of the parent plant. The best time to divide and replant tulip bulbs is in the fall, once the foliage has died back and the bulb is dormant, usually from September to October in most climates. To propagate, carefully unearth the bulbs and gently separate any small, offset bulbs that have formed at the base of the mother bulb. These offsets can then be planted immediately at a depth of about 6 to 8 inches (15 to 20 centimeters) and spaced approximately 4 to 6 inches (10 to 15 centimeters) apart, allowing for adequate room for root development and future growth.