Tulip Verona Tulipa 'Verona' (2)

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


Tulipa 'Verona' is better known as the 'Verona' tulip, which is a variety that boasts a beautiful form and coloration that make it stand out in any garden. Its flowers have a unique double form, meaning the blooms are packed with layers of petals, giving them a plush, peony-like appearance. These opulent flowers exhibit a creamy yellow hue, which often appears to softly blend into a gentle shade as you move toward the edges of the petals. With this variety, the fullness of the flowers is one of its most striking characteristics, with a lush and dense petal structure. The 'Verona' tulip's foliage consists of smooth, sword-shaped green leaves that provide a complementary backdrop to the luxurious flowers. The leaves are glossy and create an elegant contrast with the creamy yellow blossoms. The overall silhouette of the plant is graceful and well-proportioned, with blooms sitting atop singular, sturdy stems that arise from the greenery below. The presentation of the 'Verona' tulip is robust and eye-catching, with the bulbs producing a reliable show of color during their bloom period in the spring. This tulip variety brings an air of sophistication and classic charm to any setting where it's planted, be it in garden beds, borders, or as part of a cut flower arrangement.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Verona Tulip, Double Late Tulip

    • Common names

      Tulipa 'Verona'

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      The plant commonly known as tulip may have potential toxicity to humans if ingested. While not considered highly toxic, tulips contain compounds like tulipalin A and B that can cause symptoms if large quantities are eaten. Possible symptoms of tulip poisoning may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and irritation of the mouth and throat. Contact with the bulb can also cause skin irritation. It is advisable to avoid ingesting any part of the tulip plant.

    • To pets

      The tulip can be toxic to pets, particularly the bulb, which contains higher concentrations of toxic compounds such as tulipalin A and B. If a pet ingests parts of a tulip plant, it can suffer from symptoms such as gastrointestinal upset, drooling, loss of appetite, and central nervous system depression. In severe cases, it might experience an increased heart rate and changes in respiratory rate. Consumption of the bulb is the most concerning and can lead to more serious symptoms, so it is important to keep tulip bulbs out of reach of pets.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      1 feet 6 inches (46 cm)

    • Spread

      6 inches (15 cm)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area

      Central Asia


  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Beautification: Tulips are known for their vibrant colors and elegant shapes, which contribute to the aesthetic enhancement of gardens and landscapes.
    • Easy to Grow: Tulips are relatively easy to cultivate and maintain, which makes them suitable for gardeners of all skill levels.
    • Spring Bloom: Tulips bloom in the spring, providing one of the first splashes of color after the winter months and indicating the start of a new growing season.
    • Attract Pollinators: The brightly colored blooms of tulips can attract beneficial pollinators such as bees and butterflies to a garden.
    • Versatility: Tulips can be planted in flower beds, borders, pots, and cut flower gardens, offering various uses in landscaping and floral design.
    • Cultural Symbolism: Tulips are often associated with love and happiness and hold significant cultural value in various societies, which can enrich the symbolic meaning of a garden.
    • Seasonal Celebrations: Because they bloom in the spring, tulips are popular for use in celebrations and holidays such as Easter and Mother's Day.

  • 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 'Verona' petals can be used as a natural dye for fabrics, imparting a gentle cream or yellow hue depending on the concentration of the dye and the type of fabric used.
    • The bulbs can be utilized in a form of companion planting known as 'tulip forcing' to help promote the growth of late-blooming plants by preparing the soil and providing nutrients.
    • When dried and ground into a powder, the petals can serve as a colorant for cosmetics such as blush or eyeshadow, providing a soft, natural tint.
    • The strong stems of Tulip 'Verona' can be woven into small decorative items like wreaths or used as natural supports for other climbing plants in the garden.
    • The flowers can be candied and used as delicate, edible decorations for desserts and cakes, adding a touch of elegance and flavor.
    • Petals can be included in potpourri mixes for their texture and subtle coloring, complementing the fragrance from other flowers and herbs.
    • With their unique shape, the flowers can serve as natural molds for candle making, creating floral shaped decorations for the home.
    • The spent flowers can be used in art projects, such as pressing for botanical prints or inclusion in resin jewelry, preserving their form and color.
    • Tulip 'Verona' can also be utilized in photographic projects, where they add beauty through their unique color and form when used as subjects or backdrops.
    • The plant can be part of educational projects in schools to teach children about bulb growth cycles, plant biology, and the importance of biodiversity in horticulture.

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

    • Love: Tulips are commonly associated with perfect love, and the 'Verona' variety, with its lush petals and gentle hues, evokes a sense of romantic love and enduring passion.
    • Rebirth: As a herald of spring, tulips symbolize rebirth and new beginnings. 'Verona', with its springtime blooming, represents the emergence of life and renewal.
    • Fame: In historical contexts, tulips are associated with fame and being so deeply loved by others. The 'Verona' tulip's outstanding beauty can symbolize the admiration one may receive.
    • Charity: The soft appearance and inviting look of the 'Verona' tulip are reminiscent of charity's gentle and giving nature.
    • Prosperity: During the Tulip mania, tulips were worth a great deal, so they can also be symbolic of wealth and prosperity. 'Verona' tulips, by extension, could be seen as a positive omen for material abundance.

Every 1-2 weeks
2500 - 10000 Lux
Not needed
  • water dropWater

    Tulips, including the 'Verona' variety, should be watered moderately. They generally need to be watered thoroughly once a week with about 1 inch of water, but this can vary based on rainfall and soil conditions. During the growing season, if there has been no rain, they may need water twice a week. Always water at the base of the plant to avoid wetting the foliage. Watering should be reduced after the tulips have bloomed and the leaves begin to yellow, signaling the end of their growing season.

  • sunLight

    Tulips, such as 'Verona', thrive in full sunlight. The best spot for planting is where they will receive at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight daily. Partial shade is tolerated but may reduce the vigor and bloom of the flowers. For optimal growth and bloom, choose a location that gets uninterrupted sunlight throughout the day.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Tulips like 'Verona' prefer cool to moderate temperatures, with ideal growth occurring when daytime temperatures are between 60 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit and nighttime temperatures are around 40 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit. They can survive winter cold as low as 14 degrees Fahrenheit but should be protected or brought indoors when temperatures begin to fall below this range. Tulips require a period of winter chilling to bloom in the spring, making them well-suited to climates with cold winters and cool springs.

  • scissorsPruning

    Pruning tulips such as the 'Verona' is mainly about deadheading spent flowers to maintain the plant's appearance and prevent seed production, which can diminish future blooming. Remove spent flower heads with garden shears after blooming, but leave the foliage intact until it yellows and dies back naturally to allow the plant to store energy for the next season. This process usually occurs annually, right after the blooming period.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Tulip 'Verona' thrives best in a well-draining, sandy loam soil with a slightly acidic to neutral pH of 6.0 to 7.0. A soil mix containing equal parts of garden soil, sand, and compost or well-rotted manure will provide the nutrients and drainage needed.

  • plantRepotting

    Tulips, including the Tulip 'Verona,' generally do not need to be repotted frequently. They are perennial bulbs and should be lifted and divided every 3-5 years to prevent overcrowding and to rejuvenate their vigor.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Tulip 'Verona' favors outdoor garden conditions where humidity is natural and does not require a specific humidity level to thrive as long as typical outdoor moisture levels are present.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Place in bright, indirect light and cool room.

    • Outdoor

      Plant in well-draining soil; full sun to partial shade.

    • Hardiness zone

      3-8 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    Tulipa 'Verona' (2), commonly known as 'Verona' tulip, begins its life with the planting of a bulb in autumn before the ground freezes. The bulb overwinters underground and initiates root growth in this cool period. Come spring, the bulb sends up a shoot that emerges from the soil as temperatures rise, developing into a stem with leaves and eventually a single, showy flower. After the flower blooms, typically in mid to late spring, it will die back, and the plant's energy is redirected to the bulb to replenish its energy reserves. Once the foliage has yellowed and died back, the plant enters a dormant phase during the hot summer months. The cycle restarts in the following autumn when the bulb can be left in the ground or lifted, divided, and replanted to propagate new plants.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time


    • The most popular method of propagation for the Tulip 'Verona' is through the division of the bulbs, generally undertaken in the fall once the foliage has died back. After carefully digging up the mature bulbs, any offsets, also known as daughter bulbs which are attached to the base of the main bulb, can be gently separated. It is important to ensure each offset has a portion of the basal plate to sustain growth. The separated offset bulbs are then planted immediately in a prepared soil bed or stored in a cool, dry place until planting time, roughly 6 to 8 inches (about 15 to 20 centimeters) apart and at a depth three times the height of the bulb. This method leverages the natural life cycle of the tulip to produce new, genetically identical plants that will flower in subsequent seasons.