Tulip Tulipa 'New Design' (3/v)

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


Tulipa 'New Design' is a charming cultivar of the commonly known Tulip, celebrated for its unique and attractive features. The plant boasts a bulbous base from which slender green stems arise, supporting the elegant floral display. The leaves of Tulipa 'New Design' are lance-shaped with a smooth texture and a rich, deep green color that provides a stunning contrast to the blossoms. The tulip blooms are the main attraction, displaying a luxurious blend of colors. Each petal has a soft, creamy-yellow base that gradually transitions into a pale pink blush towards the edges. The center of the flower sometimes exhibits a gentle, lemony hue, adding to its visual depth. A distinctive characteristic of the 'New Design' variety is the fine, feather-like markings in a slightly deeper pink than the petal edges, giving the flowers an almost painted look. There is a subtle elegance emitted from their bowl-shaped flowers, with petals that are broad and slightly curved, creating a graceful and inviting appearance. This plant usually blooms during the spring, presenting its delightful array of colors to bring cheer to gardens after the long winter months. Tulipa 'New Design' is a symbol of perfect spring splendor, bringing with it the warmth and rejuvenation associated with the season. The visual appeal of the plant is enhanced not just by its blossoms but also by its overall graceful silhouette, which is simple yet sophisticated, rendering it a popular choice for gardeners and flower enthusiasts seeking to add a touch of elegance to their floral arrangements and landscapes.

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms


    • Common names

      Tulipa 'New Design'

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      The Tulip 'New Design' is not considered highly toxic to humans. However, ingestion of any part of the tulip, especially the bulb, could potentially cause mild stomach upset, including nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. Contact with the sap may also cause skin irritation in sensitive individuals. It is advisable to exercise caution and keep tulip bulbs out of reach of children who might ingest them out of curiosity.

    • To pets

      The Tulip 'New Design' is toxic to pets, including cats and dogs. The most toxic part of the plant is the bulb. If a pet ingests parts of the tulip, especially the bulb, it may experience symptoms such as gastrointestinal upset, drooling, loss of appetite, depression of the central nervous system, convulsions, and cardiac abnormalities. If ingestion is suspected, it is important to seek veterinary care promptly to manage the symptoms effectively.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      1-2 feet (30-60 cm)

    • Spread

      3-6 inches (7.5-15 cm)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area

      Central Asia


  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Decorative Appeal: The Tulip 'New Design' adds color and aesthetic beauty to gardens and landscapes.
    • Easy to Grow: Tulips are known for being hardy and easy to cultivate, which makes them a good choice for gardeners of all skill levels.
    • Spring Bloom: This tulip variety blooms in the spring, providing an early burst of color after the winter months.
    • Attracts Pollinators: Blooming tulips can attract bees and other pollinating insects, which is beneficial for the health of your garden.
    • Versatile Planting: They can be planted in flower beds, borders, containers, and can also be used for cut flowers.
    • Seasonal Interest: Tulips mark the change of seasons and can be a signal that warmer weather is coming.
    • Hybrid Vigor: As a hybrid, Tulipa 'New Design' may exhibit qualities like enhanced flower size and color, or increased resistance to environmental stress.
    • Perennial Growth: Though some tulip varieties are treated as annuals, many, including 'New Design', can come back for several seasons if conditions are right.

  • 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

    • Art and illustration: Tulip 'New Design' can be used as a subject in botanical drawing and watercolor painting, serving as an example of floral beauty and form.
    • Photography: This visually appealing tulip variety is photogenic and serves as a popular object in macro-photography to capture its intricate patterns and colors.
    • Dye source: Petals of the Tulip 'New Design' could potentially be used to create natural dyes for fabrics or artisanal crafts, though this application is less common.
    • Floral-scented perfumes: Some tulip varieties may contribute to the creation of floral essences, although not as common as other flowers due to their mild scent.
    • Educational tool: This tulip variety could be used in botanical and horticultural education to illustrate hybridization and color patterns in plant breeding.
    • Garden design and landscaping: As a vibrant addition, the Tulip 'New Design' can be used in garden layouts to demonstrate color theory and contrast in landscape designs.
    • Wedding decor: Their bright and cheerful appearance makes them a suitable choice for wedding bouquets, centerpieces, and venue decorations.
    • Culinary decoration: Although not commonly eaten, the petals of this tulip could be used to garnish desserts or salads for an elegant touch, once ensuring they are free of pesticides and safe for consumption.
    • Crafts and hobbies: Tulip petals and leaves can be incorporated into arts and crafts projects like handmade paper, greeting cards, or potpourri.
    • Cultural and festival celebrations: In some regions, the tulip is a symbol of spring and renewal and could be used during festivities to signify these themes.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The tulip is not used in Feng Shui practice.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The tulip is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Perfect Love: The tulip, in general, symbolizes perfect love, embodying a romantic and loving sentiment.
    • Declaration of Love: Giving a tulip is a means to declare one's love with its history rooted in the Turkish tradition of using flowers to express emotions.
    • Eternal Love: Tulipa 'New Design', with its enduring beauty, often symbolizes eternal love, representing a bond that lasts through time.
    • Rebirth and Renewal: Being a spring-blooming flower, tulips are associated with rebirth and new beginnings, reflecting the renewal of nature each year.

When soil dries out
500 - 2500 Lux
Every 1-2 years
Not needed
  • water dropWater

    Tulips require moderate watering and 'New Design' is no exception. Water your tulips when the top inch of soil feels dry, which typically amounts to a weekly watering, although this can vary based on environmental conditions such as temperature and humidity. The exact amount depends on the size of the plant and the pot but aim for approximately half a gallon per plant, ensuring that you water deeply enough for moisture to reach the roots without leaving the soil waterlogged. During the active growing season in spring, consistent watering is crucial, but you should reduce watering after the blooms have faded and leaves begin to yellow, signaling the plant is entering dormancy.

  • sunLight

    Tulips, including 'New Design', thrive in full sun to partial shade. They need at least six hours of sunlight each day, so place them in a spot where they can receive ample morning light and some partial afternoon shade, especially in regions with very hot afternoons. The ideal location would offer bright but indirect light during the hottest part of the day to protect the blooms from excessive heat.

  • thermometerTemperature

    'New Design' tulips prefer a temperate climate with cool springs. They can handle a wide temperature range; however, they grow best when daytime temperatures are between 60 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit and night temperatures are cooler, ideally between 40 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit. These tulips can survive winter temperatures well below freezing, but they shouldn't be exposed to prolonged periods above 75 degrees Fahrenheit during their growth and bloom periods.

  • scissorsPruning

    Pruning of 'New Design' tulips is mainly done after blooming, once the petals have dropped and the leaves start to yellow. This typically occurs in late spring or early summer. Pruning, or deadheading, involves removing the spent flower heads to prevent the plant from expending energy on seed production. Additionally, remove yellowing leaves to direct the plant's energy towards storing nutrients in the bulb for the next season. Prune only the yellowed foliage, leaving green leaves intact to continue photosynthesis.

  • broomCleaning

    Not needed

  • bambooSoil

    Tulips require well-drained soil, rich in organic matter, with a neutral to slightly acidic pH of 6.0 to 7.0. A mix of equal parts garden loam, sand, and compost or well-rotted manure is ideal for 'New Design' tulips, ensuring good drainage and nutrient content.

  • plantRepotting

    Tulip bulbs, including 'New Design' tulips, do not need repotting but should be planted annually in the fall. They require a cold dormant period each year, so after blooming, the bulbs can be dug up and stored until it's time to plant them again.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Tulips, such as the 'New Design' variety, prefer moderate humidity levels typical of outdoor conditions in temperate climates. They thrive with natural airflow and do not require high humidity environments.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Ensure chilly, bright spot; plant in well-draining soil.

    • Outdoor

      Plant bulbs in fall, full sun, well-draining soil.

    • Hardiness zone

      3-8 USDA.

  • circleLife cycle

    Tulipa 'New Design', commonly known as the New Design Tulip, begins its life cycle as a bulb planted in the fall before the first frost. The bulb overwinters and enters a period of dormancy, during which it conserves energy for the spring growth. With the onset of warmer temperatures and spring rains, the bulb awakens, sending up shoots that develop into leaves and a stem. Flower buds form at the top of the stem and eventually bloom into the distinctive tulip flowers, typically in mid to late spring. After flowering, the tulip enters a senescence phase, where the leaves yellow and wilt as the plant redirects energy back to the bulb for the next growing season. The cycle concludes with the tulip returning to dormancy by late spring or early summer, awaiting the cycle to begin anew the following fall.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time


    • The most popular method of propagation for the Tulipa 'New Design', commonly known as the tulip, is through dividing and replanting its bulbs. Propagation is typically done in the fall when the bulbs are dormant. Gardeners will carefully dig up the tulip bulbs, being cautious not to damage them, after the foliage has died back but before the ground freezes. They look for bulbs that have produced offsets, which are smaller bulbs that grow attached to the main bulb. These offsets can be gently separated from the parent bulb and planted at a depth of about 6 to 8 inches (15 to 20 centimeters), spaced around 4 to 6 inches (10 to 15 centimeters) apart, in well-draining soil with good exposure to sunlight. This method of division allows the tulip bulbs to increase in number each year and is a straightforward way to propagate these stunning spring blooms.