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Common Name: Tulip

Botanical Name: Tulipa

Plant Type: Perennial

Plant Size: Up to 18 inches

Typical Bloom Time: April to May

Tulips grow in a huge variety of shapes, colors and sizes. Depending on the species, tulip plants can grow anywhere from four to 28 inches tall. They originally grew in mountainous regions of the Middle East and Europe, making them well adapted to cold winters and wet springs. There are 20,000 in the North Garden of the Conservatory Garden alone. In the South Garden, you'll find up to 25 different varieties.

Park Locations

Conservatory Garden

East side from 104th to 106th Street

Shakespeare Garden

West Side between 79th and 80th Streets.

Olmsted Flower Bed

Mid-Park at 66th Street, at the south end of Literary Walk

Reservoir East

East side from 85th to 96th Street