Tulipa Sprengeri: Our Favorite Flowers

This self-sowing tulip will return for seasons to come.

Tulipa Sprengeri

Tulipa Sprengeri

Sprenger's tulip is one of the last tulips to flower.

Photo by: DK - Simple Steps to Success: Lawns and Groundcover © 2012 Dorling Kindersley Limited

DK - Simple Steps to Success: Lawns and Groundcover , 2012 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Sprenger's tulip is one of the last tulips to flower.

What’s not to like about a tulip that self sows? Sprenger's tulip (Tulipa sprengeri) blooms in late spring, then scatters its seed about, naturalizing easily in the garden. Also unlike many tulips, it likes a bit of shade.

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