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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    Helmar is a yellow and red tulip. Its red flames mimic the pattern of some of the broken tulips of the tulip mania.

    Latin Name

    Tulipa 'Helmar'


    Family

    Liliaceae


    Type of Plant

    Bulb

    Bloom Season

    April - May


    Seasons

    Spring

    Specifications

    Max Height: 1.5'
    Max Spread: 0.5'

    Uses

  • Flower Border

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Tollerances

  • Black Walnut

  • Toxicity

    Do not ingest

    Colors


    Native Range

    Africa and Eurasia


    History

    Date of introduction: 1735


    Bartlett Tree Expert Company has been working with Mount Vernon Estate since 2011 providing expert arboricultural care and GPS mapping for the estate’s historic trees, as well as support from their research facility.   Mount Vernon is proud to partner with Bartlett Tree Experts and appreciates their sponsorship of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Plant Finder App.

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