Tulip Maximowiczii Group Tulipa linifolia Maximowiczii Group (15)

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


Maximowiczii Group are dwarf bulbous perennials, up to 25cm tall, with narrow grey-green leaves.Flowers bright red, with purple-white blotch, appearing in mid-spring

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Red Hunter Tulip, Bokhara Tulip

    • Common names

      Tulipa maximowiczii Regel, Tulipa biebersteiniana Schult. & Schult.f.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      6 inches (15 cm)

    • Spread

      4 inches (10 cm)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area

      Central Asia


  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Aesthetic Appeal: Adds vibrant red color and elegant form to gardens and landscapes.
    • Low Maintenance: Requires minimal care once established, making it an easy addition for gardeners of all skill levels.
    • Pollinator Attraction: Flowers of the Tulip 'Red Hunter' attract bees and other pollinators, supporting local ecosystems.
    • Seasonal Interest: Blooms in spring, providing a seasonal display that can be coordinated with other plants for year-round interest.
    • Bulb Longevity: Can live for several years in the right conditions, offering a long-term presence in the garden.
    • Naturalizing: Capable of spreading and naturalizing in an area, creating a fuller, more robust garden over time.
    • Container Gardening: Suitable for pots and containers, allowing for flexibility in garden design and for those with limited space.
    • Versatility: Can be used in a variety of garden styles, from formal to naturalistic settings.
    • Cut Flowers: Flowers are suitable for cutting and can be used in floral arrangements.
    • Cultural Significance: Tulips have a historical and cultural significance in many societies, often symbolizing the arrival of spring.

  • 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

    • Tulip petals, including those of Tulipa linifolia, can be used to create natural dyes for fabrics, offering a range of colors from yellow to green, depending on the mordant used.

    • The bulbs of Tulipa linifolia can be crushed and mixed with water to create a natural adhesive for paper crafts.

    • The sturdy stems of Tulipa linifolia can be incorporated into floral crafts, such as homemade wreaths, providing structure and visual interest.

    • Used in color therapy or chromotherapy, the bright red color of Tulipa linifolia flowers can be used as a tool to influence body vibrations and improve emotional well-being.

    • In botanical illustration and photography, the distinct form and color of Tulipa linifolia provide an excellent subject for artists and photographers to capture.

    • The crushed bulbs of Tulipa linifolia can be mixed with other ingredients to create a natural insect repellent for gardens.

    • During blooming season, Tulipa linifolia can attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies, helping to support local ecosystems.

    • In a classroom setting, the growth cycle of Tulipa linifolia can be used to educate students about plant biology and the phenological stages of flowering plants.

    • As a component in potpourri, dried Tulipa linifolia petals can add color and a subtle natural fragrance to the mixture.

    • The distinctive shape of Tulipa linifolia flowers can inspire design elements in fashion, such as prints or accessories, when designers seek natural or floral motifs.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The Batalinii tulips are not used in Feng Shui practice.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The Batalinii tulips are not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Love: Tulips, in general, are often associated with love, and the red varieties of the Tulipa linifolia Maximowiczii Group may symbolize deep love and passion.
    • Perfect Love: The tulip's reputation as a declaration of one's perfect love is likely due to its lush and vibrant appearance, representing an idealized form of love.
    • Rebirth: As spring flowers, tulips symbolize renewal and rebirth. They are one of the first flowers to bloom, heralding in the new life of spring after the cold winter.
    • Charity: In some traditions, the tulip represents charity, perhaps due to its generous shape and the way it opens up to the world.
    • Fame: In some cultures, a tulip may symbolize fame because of its striking and noticeable characteristics.
    • Royalty: Due to its regal appearance, the tulip can represent royalty or a noble bearing.

Every 2 weeks
500 - 2500 Lux
Every year
Not needed
  • water dropWater

    The Bokhara tulip prefers to be watered moderately during its active growing season, with a decrease in watering once the foliage begins to die back post-flowering. It is best to water this tulip once a week with about 1 to 2 gallons of water, depending on the size of the plant and the local climate conditions. Ensure the soil is well-draining to prevent water-logging. During the dormant period, particularly in summer when the bulbs are resting, watering should be minimal to prevent rot.

  • sunLight

    The Bokhara tulip thrives in full sun to partial shade conditions. Ideally, it should be planted in a spot where it can enjoy at least six hours of sunlight a day. Morning sunlight is particularly beneficial, providing the illumination needed without the harsh heat of the midday sun.

  • thermometerTemperature

    The Bokhara tulip can tolerate winter cold and requires a period of chill to bloom properly with its ideal temperature conditions ranging between 35 and 55 degrees Fahrenheit during the growing season. It can survive temperatures down to about 14 degrees Fahrenheit but shouldn't be subjected to prolonged periods of heat above 70 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • scissorsPruning

    Pruning Bokhara tulips is generally limited to deadheading spent flowers after blooming to prevent seed formation, which can divert energy from the bulbs. Foliage should be left to die back naturally and only removed once it has yellowed and wilted, usually a few weeks after flowering. No regular pruning is needed throughout the season.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Batalinii Tulips, commonly known as Tulipa linifolia Batalinii Group, thrive in well-drained sandy or loamy soil with added organic matter. The ideal soil pH for these tulips is mildly alkaline to neutral, ranging from 6.5 to 7.0. A mix of two-thirds inorganic material like sand or grit with one-third compost or well-rotted manure creates an optimal environment for their growth.

  • plantRepotting

    Batalinii Tulips typically do not require frequent repotting as they are usually grown as annuals. If grown in containers, tulip bulbs should be planted fresh each fall. It is not necessary to repot them during their growing season unless the bulbs outgrow their current container or need to be divided.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Batalinii Tulips prefer outdoor conditions and do not require specific humidity levels. They are tolerant of the natural fluctuations in outdoor humidity and will thrive in typical garden environments without additional humidity adjustments.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Ensure bright light and cool temperature for indoor Batalinii Tulips.

    • Outdoor

      Plant in well-drained soil, full sun, during fall for spring blooms.

    • Hardiness zone

      3-8 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    The Tulipa linifolia, also known as Bokhara Tulip, begins its life cycle as a bulb, which remains dormant underground during the summer. As temperatures drop in the autumn, roots start to develop. This bulb then sends up leaves and a flowering stalk in early spring, with bright red, bowl-shaped flowers that have a black base and are known for their ornamental value. After blooming, the flowers produce capsule-like fruit that contains seeds; however, propagation is more commonly done through bulb offsets rather than seeds. Once the flowers have faded and the leaves yellow, the plant goes back into dormancy, with the bulb storing energy for the next growing season. The cycle repeats annually, with bulbs dividing and producing new offsets that can be separated and planted to propagate the plant.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time


    • Tulipa linifolia Maximowiczii Group, commonly known as wild tulip, is typically propagated by dividing the bulbs. The ideal time for this process is late summer to early fall, once the foliage has died back, when the bulbs are dormant. To propagate by dividing bulbs, carefully lift the entire clump out of the ground using a fork or spade, being mindful to avoid damage to the bulbs. Gently brush off the soil and separate the small offset bulbs from the parent bulbs. Replant these small bulbs at a depth of about 6 to 8 inches (15 to 20 centimeters), spaced approximately 4 to 6 inches apart, in well-drained soil with adequate sunlight. This method capitalizes on the natural reproductive cycle of the tulip and results in a close approximation to the parent plant in the following growing season.