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Stresa Rock Garden Tulip

SKU: AM004413
per Bag of 10
No longer available this season.
Stresa is one of the older varieties of Tulips, boasting large, yellow and red bi-color blooms atop short stems flanked with attractive, mottled foliage. Elegantly slender when closed in the evenings, Stresa opens to a wide star-shaped bloom during the day. This famous variety is a true perennial.
key features
Botanical Name
Tulipa kaufmanniana Stresa
Easy To Grow, Cut Flowers, Container Planting
Growing Zones
Zone 2, Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average
Mature Height
10-12" tall
Bulb Spacing
9 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time
Mid spring


Stresa is one of the true classics of the tulip world. It was one of the earliest hybrids from the mostly crocus-sized 'wild tulips,' and one that had two important rare characteristics: It was naturally a bi-color, and the flowers were large. The hybridizers quickly 'improved' it a bit, giving us a beauty that is still one of the most popular 'rockgarden' tulips in the world. Stems are only 10 to 12', but the blooms are large and retain their long, elegant shape and beautiful coloring. Best of all, Stresa, like other species or near-species tulips is dependably perennial. In many areas, it actually spreads.