Antoinette Tulip

Tulipa 'Antoinette'

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Antoinette Tulip (Tulipa 'Antoinette') at Green Haven Garden Centre

Antoinette Tulip flowers

Antoinette Tulip flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Antoinette Tulip (Tulipa 'Antoinette') at Green Haven Garden Centre

Antoinette Tulip in bloom

Antoinette Tulip in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  18 inches

Spacing:  4 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3

Other Names:  Chameleon Tulip


Also known as the Chameleon Tulip, this variety starts out yellow, then pink edges appear and matures to a lovely salmon orange; an exquisite bouquet on each stem, and looks stunning when massed together in the garden

Ornamental Features

Antoinette Tulip has masses of beautiful yellow cup-shaped flowers with hot pink overtones and salmon tips at the ends of the stems from early to late spring, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its sword-like leaves remain green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Antoinette Tulip is an herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Antoinette Tulip is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Antoinette Tulip will grow to be about 14 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 4 inches apart. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As this plant tends to go dormant in summer, it is best interplanted with late-season bloomers to hide the dying foliage.

This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by multiplication of the underground bulbs; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing  Garden 
Ornamental Features