Tulip Tulipa 'Jumbo Beauty' (5)

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


Tulipa 'Jumbo Beauty', commonly known as the Jumbo Beauty tulip, boasts striking, large flowers that are noteworthy for their captivating color. Each bloom presents a soft yet vibrant pink hue that gracefully transitions to a lighter shade towards the edges. Reminiscent of a classic tulip shape, the petals are broad at the base, narrowing elegantly as they reach upwards to form a distinct cup-like appearance. These blossoms are perched atop sturdy, green stems that are surrounded by lance-shaped leaves. The foliage is a rich green color, providing a perfect backdrop that enhances the beauty of the large, pastel pink blooms, making them stand out spectacularly in any garden setting.

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Synonyms


    • Common names

      Tulipa 'Jumbo Beauty'

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      The plant in question is commonly known as the tulip. Tulips are generally not considered highly toxic to humans, but they can cause irritation if ingested. The bulb is the most toxic part, and if eaten, it can lead to symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. In large quantities, it might lead to more severe reactions, but such cases are rare.

    • To pets

      Tulips are known to be toxic to pets, especially dogs and cats. If a pet were to ingest part of a tulip plant, particularly the bulb, they could experience symptoms such as gastrointestinal upset, including vomiting and diarrhea. In more serious cases, ingestion can lead to increased heart rate and changes in respiration. If a large amount of the bulb is consumed, it may result in more severe symptoms, including drooling, depression, and even convulsions. Pet owners should keep tulips out of reach and seek veterinary attention if they suspect their pet has ingested any part of the plant.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      1-2 feet (30-60 cm)

    • Spread

      6 inches (15 cm)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area

      Central Asia


  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Enhances Garden Aesthetics: The tulip's vibrant blooms add a burst of color to gardens and landscapes.
    • Easy to Grow: Tulips are hardy flowers that are simple to cultivate, making them ideal for beginner gardeners.
    • Attracts Pollinators: Bees and other pollinators are attracted to tulips, helping to pollinate other plants in the vicinity.
    • Seasonal Interest: Tulips are a sign of spring, providing seasonal interest and variety in gardens and landscapes.
    • Cut Flower Use: Tulips are popular choices for bouquets and arrangements due to their long stems and attractive blossoms.

  • 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

    • The bulbs of the tulip can be used as a source of starch for textile sizing in the fashion industry, helping to stiffen fabrics and provide a crisper appearance.
    • Tulip petals, due to their vibrant colors, can be used to create natural dyes for fabrics, paper, or even Easter eggs, providing an eco-friendly coloring option.
    • The shape and structure of the tulip lead to its use in floral art installations, where artists may implement the flowers in large-scale artistic displays that showcase patterns and designs.
    • In culinary arts, tulip petals can be used as edible decorations for high-end dishes to add color and a hint of flavor, though care must be taken to ensure they are free of pesticides.
    • As an educational tool, tulips are ideal for teaching botany and plant anatomy due to the distinctive and easily observable features of their flowers and bulbs.
    • Tulip bulbs can be used in crafting, where they are dried and carved into beads or pendants for eco-friendly jewelry making.
    • The sturdy stems of tulips can be utilized in small structural projects for children's crafts, such as making miniature trellises for climbing plants or model houses.
    • Tulip flowers can be pressed and preserved in glass frames as a decorative artwork, capturing the beauty of the flower long after its prime has passed.
    • Tulips can serve as a food source for certain types of wildlife, including deer and rodents, playing a role in local ecosystems and food chains.
    • The bright flowers of tulips can be strategically planted in gardens to guide foot traffic or highlight specific landscape features, using their bloom as natural waypoints or focal points.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The Tulip is not specifically mentioned in traditional Feng Shui practice.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The Tulip is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Perfect Love: The tulip generally symbolizes perfect, deep, or true love, with Tulipa 'Jumbo Beauty' possibly accentuating this with its large, beautiful blooms that can represent the grandeur of one's emotions.
    • Prosperity: Tulips are often associated with abundance and prosperity, and the 'Jumbo Beauty' with its sizable and impressive flowers could amplify this sentiment, suggesting a wish for prosperity in size and quality.
    • Charity: The generous bloom size of the 'Jumbo Beauty' may be seen as a symbol of charity and giving, reflecting the idea of sharing one's wealth and happiness with others.
    • Royalty: The striking appearance of the 'Jumbo Beauty' tulip can be representative of nobility or royalty, implying a regal elegance and dignified beauty befitting a monarch.
    • Declaration of Love: Offering a 'Jumbo Beauty' tulip to someone may serve as a bold and unmistakable declaration of one's deep love, as tulips often convey a message of passion and romantic intent.

Every 1-2 weeks
10000 - 20000 Lux
Every 2-3 years
Not needed
  • water dropWater

    Tulips require moderate watering, especially during their growth in the spring. For Tulip 'Jumbo Beauty', watering should be done when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch, which typically means watering once every 7 to 10 days, depending on the climate and weather conditions. During active growth, you can provide approximately half a gallon of water per square foot every week. It is important to avoid waterlogging as tulips are susceptible to rot, so make sure soil is well-draining. After blooming, reduce watering as the foliage begins to die back and the tulip enters dormancy.

  • sunLight

    Tulips, including 'Jumbo Beauty', thrive best in full sun to partial shade conditions. They should be planted in a spot that receives at least six hours of direct sunlight each day. If you are in a warmer climate, providing some afternoon shade can help protect the blooms from intense heat.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Tulips prefer cool winter weather and temperate springs. The ideal temperature range for most tulips, including 'Jumbo Beauty', is between 35 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit. They can survive short periods of colder weather as low as 20 degrees Fahrenheit, but prolonged exposure to heat above 70 degrees can be harmful to the plant.

  • scissorsPruning

    Pruning of tulips like 'Jumbo Beauty' is typically limited to deadheading the spent flowers after they bloom to prevent seed production, which can divert energy from the bulb. Trim the flower stalks back once the petals have fallen off, but leave the foliage intact until it has yellowed and died back naturally, usually by late spring or early summer.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    The best soil mix for Tulip 'Jumbo Beauty' is a well-draining sandy or loamy soil with a neutral to slightly acidic pH of 6.0 to 7.0. Compost or well-rotted manure can be added to enrich the soil.

  • plantRepotting

    Tulips typically do not require repotting as they grow from bulbs; instead, bulbs should be lifted and divided every 3 to 5 years to prevent overcrowding and to maintain vigor.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Tulip 'Jumbo Beauty' prefers outdoor conditions and is not particularly dependent on high humidity levels; average outdoor humidity is generally adequate.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Place in a well-lit spot and keep soil moderately moist.

    • Outdoor

      Plant bulbs in autumn in well-drained soil and full sun.

    • Hardiness zone

      3-8 USDA.

  • circleLife cycle

    The life cycle of the Tulip 'Jumbo Beauty' begins with a bulb, which is typically planted in the fall to ensure exposure to cold temperatures necessary for dormancy break and flowering. As spring approaches, the bulb sends up shoots, followed by leaves and a sturdy stem that eventually supports a large, traditionally shaped tulip flower, often in April or May. After blooming, which lasts for a few weeks, the flower wilts and the plant stores energy back in the bulb for the next growing season. During the summer months, the foliage dies back, and the plant enters a dormant phase. In this phase, the bulb rests underground until the cycle restarts with the next year's growing season. If conditions are right, the bulb may also produce offsets, or daughter bulbs, which can be separated and planted to propagate new plants.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time


    • The most popular method of propagating Tulips, particularly the Tulipa 'Jumbo Beauty', is through the division of their bulbs. Typically, this is done in the fall, when the bulbs are dormant. Gardeners will carefully dig up the tulip bulbs and separate the smaller offset bulbs, which are known as bulbils, from the parent bulb. These offsets can be replanted immediately, allowing them to establish roots and acclimate before the ground freezes. It's important to plant them at a depth three times the height of the bulb, and to space them about 4 to 6 inches (10 to 15 cm) apart, to give them enough room to grow. This process of bulb division helps to rejuvenate the stock and encourages vigorous growth for the following spring.