Tulipa linifolia

Tulipa linifolia is native to Uzbekistan and Afghanistan. Used widely in rock gardens Tulipa linifolia also does well in containers or pots.

A dwarf late flowering species with bright red, open cupped flowers with a darker base. The flowers are a brilliant red and when they open a real splash of color will fill whatever pocket of the garden you have chosen to plant them in.


Found in the foothills of the mountains in Uzbekistan and Afghanistan good drainage is essential.

You will also need cold winters for this species to flower well.

Will grow well in a deep container and propagation is easiest by division of established clumps. However it will come from seed for those patient among us.

Summary Information

  • Botanical Name : Tulipa linifolia
  • Common Name : Bokhara tulip, Flax Leafed Tulip.
  • Family Name : ‎Liliaceae
  • USDA Zone : 3- 8
  • Flowering Time – Spring
  • Flower Colour – Red.
  • Height : 9 – 12 inches
  • Spread : Clump forming over time
  • Growth Rate : Medium to Fast
  • Soil : Humus rich, moist and well drained
  • Light : Full sun to a little shade
  • Humidity : Medium to Low
  • Container Growing : Yes
  • Frost Tolerance : Yes
  • Drought Tolerant : Yes