Tulip Tulipa 'Dreamland' (5)

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


Tulipa 'Dreamland', commonly known as the Dreamland tulip, is a stunning variety known for its eye-catching beauty. The tulip typically features large, cup-shaped flowers that have a smooth, lustrous surface. These blooms display a blend of colors with a base of milky-white transitioning to a warm, soft pink hue at the petal edges. The bi-color impact is subtle yet captivating, creating a gentle, romantic appeal in a garden setting or when cut for floral arrangements. The petals of the Dreamland tulip often exhibit a soft, silky sheen which catches the sunlight, enhancing their color gradient. The flowers are borne atop sturdy stems and surrounded by bluish-green foliage. The leaves are lance-shaped, with a slightly waxy texture that helps in water retention. Each stem typically holds a single, prominent flower which becomes the focal point of the plant. During their bloom season, these tulips provide a visual treat, making them popular among garden enthusiasts and landscape designers. The blooms elegantly open in full sun to reveal their inner charm. Dreamland tulips convey a sense of serenity and sweetness, and their overall appearance can breathe life and color into various settings, from traditional garden beds and borders to more contemporary landscape designs.

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Dreamland Tulip, Garden Tulip, Tulip 'Dreamland'

    • Common names

      Tulipa 'Dreamland'

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      Tulips may pose a risk of toxicity if ingested by humans. The plant parts, specifically the bulb, contain allergenic lactones and other compounds that can cause irritation to the skin and mucous membranes. If the bulb is mistaken for an onion and ingested, it can cause symptoms which often include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. In severe cases, eating large quantities of the bulb can lead to increased heart rate and difficulty breathing. It is important to seek medical attention if any symptoms occur following ingestion.

    • To pets

      Tulips are considered toxic to pets, especially cats and dogs. The plant, particularly the bulb, contains allergenic lactones and other compounds that can irritate a pet's mouth and gastrointestinal tract. Symptoms of poisoning in pets may include drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, and depression. In severe cases, ingestion may lead to an increased heart rate and changes in respiration. If a pet has ingested part of a tulip plant, it is crucial to consult a veterinarian promptly.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      1-2 feet (30-60 cm)

    • Spread

      1 foot (30 cm)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area

      Central Asia


  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Enhances aesthetic appeal: The Tulipa 'Dreamland', commonly known as the Tulip 'Dreamland', boasts vibrant and colorful blooms that can beautify gardens and landscapes.
    • Attracts pollinators: Tulips can attract bees and other pollinators, supporting biodiversity and the health of surrounding flora.
    • Seasonal interest: Tulip 'Dreamland' blooms in the spring, offering seasonal interest and a sign of the changing seasons.
    • Easy to grow: This variety of Tulip is relatively easy to cultivate, suitable for gardeners of various skill levels.
    • Versatility in landscape design: Tulips can be planted in beds, borders, and containers, allowing for versatile design options in the garden.

  • 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

    • Eco-friendly Dyes: Petals of the tulip can be used to create natural dyes for fabrics, offering a spectrum of colors depending on the mordant used.
    • Artistic Inspiration: Tulips, with their varied and vibrant colors, can serve as inspiration for artists and photographers looking for natural beauty.
    • Edible Garnishes: The petals of tulips can be used as colorful, edible garnishes for salads and desserts, adding a touch of elegance.
    • Floral Arrangements: Tulips are commonly used in cut-flower arrangements and bouquets for their long stems and neat flower shape.
    • Symbolic Gifts: Tulips often symbolize perfect love and deep affection, making them thoughtful gifts for loved ones on special occasions.
    • Education and Research: Tulips can be used in educational settings to teach botany, hybridization, and the history of the tulip mania.
    • Guest Attraction: Planting tulips can enhance the appeal of gardens and parks, attracting visitors and promoting outdoor activities.
    • Wedding Decor: Tulips can be incorporated into wedding themes, used in bridal bouquets, table centerpieces, and venue decorations.
    • Cultural Events: In some communities, tulips are central to festivals and parades that mark the beginning of spring or celebrate local horticulture.
    • Photography Sessions: Tulip fields and gardens provide stunning backdrops for professional photography sessions, including fashion and weddings.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The tulip is not typically used in Feng Shui practice.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The tulip is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Perfect Love: Tulips, in general, are associated with perfect or true love, and the 'Dreamland' variety inherits this symbolism due to its enchanting beauty.
    • Endless Opportunities: With its lush petals and vibrant colors, 'Dreamland' can represent infinite possibilities and the pursuit of new endeavors.
    • Rebirth: As a herald of spring, tulips signify renewal and the cycle of life, and 'Dreamland' is no exception, echoing themes of rebirth and fresh starts.
    • Charity: Tulipa 'Dreamland' is often linked to charitable feelings and altruism because of its generous bloom and the joy it brings to viewers.
    • Forgiveness: A bouquet of 'Dreamland' tulips could be given to seek forgiveness or to convey a message of understanding, following a long-standing tradition of tulips being associated with making amends.

When soil is dry
2500 - 10000 Lux
Every year
As needed
  • water dropWater

    Tulips generally require moderate watering, and 'Dreamland' tulips should be watered deeply when the soil feels dry to the touch to encourage strong root growth. During the growing season, particularly in the absence of rainfall, they may need water once a week. Typically, aiming for about an inch of water each week, either from rainfall or manual watering, is sufficient. In terms of volume, this can translate to roughly 0.6 gallons per square yard per week. Immediately after planting the bulbs, water thoroughly to settle the soil, but then reduce watering after the blooming period as the foliage begins to die back.

  • sunLight

    Tulips, including 'Dreamland' varieties, thrive best in full sunlight. They should be planted in a location that receives at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight each day. The ideal spot for these tulips is an area where they can bask in the morning sun, as this helps to quickly evaporate moisture from the leaves, reducing the risk of fungal diseases.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Tulips like 'Dreamland' prefer cooler climates and need a period of winter chilling to bloom properly. They can survive winter temperatures as low as 20°F and have a maximum temperature tolerance of around 65°F. The ideal temperature conditions for their growth and blooming phase are between 50°F and 65°F.

  • scissorsPruning

    'Dreamland' tulips do not require extensive pruning, but spent flowers should be deadheaded to prevent seed formation and encourage bulb strength. Pruning back the foliage is not recommended until it has completely yellowed and died back naturally, typically a few weeks after flowering. The best time for pruning is post-bloom when the flowers have faded but the leaves remain green.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    The best soil mix for the Tulip 'Dreamland' should be well-draining and fertile, with a pH level ranging from 6.0 to 7.0. A blend of loamy garden soil, compost, and sand in equal parts is ideal to provide the necessary drainage and nutrients for this bulbous plant.

  • plantRepotting

    Tulip 'Dreamland' bulbs should be repotted every year after the foliage has died back. This typically happens in late spring or early summer. The bulbs should be lifted, divided if necessary, and replanted in fresh soil.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Tulip 'Dreamland' prefers moderate humidity levels, but they are mostly grown outdoors where humidity is not controlled. Indoors, typical room humidity is sufficient, as precise humidity conditions are not a primary concern for growing healthy tulips.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Ensure bright indirect light and cool temperatures for Tulip 'Dreamland'.

    • Outdoor

      Plant in well-drained soil with full to partial sun for Tulip 'Dreamland'.

    • Hardiness zone

      3-8 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    Tulipa 'Dreamland', commonly known as the Dreamland Tulip, begins its life cycle as a bulb planted in well-draining soil during the fall before the first frost. The bulb lies dormant through the winter, and with the onset of spring, it breaks dormancy and sprouts, producing stems, leaves, and a flowering stalk. The plant blooms in mid to late spring, displaying the characteristic pastel mauve-pink petals with a creamy base that Dreamland Tulips are known for. After the flowers have been pollinated, they will wilt, and the plant will focus energy on seed production. As temperatures rise in early summer, the foliage yellows and dies back as the plant goes into dormancy, reserving energy in the bulb for the next growing season. The cycle repeats yearly, with the bulb either producing offsets for propagation or being divided and replanted by gardeners for multiplication.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time


    • The most popular way to propagate Tulipa 'Dreamland', commonly known as the Dreamland tulip, is through dividing and replanting its bulbs. Typically, this is done in the fall, after the foliage has died back and the bulbs have entered a period of dormancy. Gardeners should carefully dig up the tulip bulbs and gently separate any small bulblets, which are miniature bulbs that form at the base of the mother bulb. These bulblets can be replanted immediately at a planting depth of about 6 to 8 inches (15 to 20 centimeters) and spaced 4 to 6 inches (10 to 15 centimeters) apart in well-drained soil with good sun exposure. It's important to handle the bulbs gently to avoid damage, as this can affect the subsequent growth of the plant. As the bulbs establish and grow, they will eventually produce the characteristic beautiful blooms of the Dreamland tulip in the following spring.