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Tulip 'Brown Sugar'

Tulipa (3: Triumph Group) 'Brown Sugar'

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size







2 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

Tulip 'Brown Sugar' Overview

Tulip 'Brown Sugar' produces scented flowers around April that are a range of shades of bronze to dark orange that look similar to brunt sugars, giving it its cultivar name. Plant bulbs 3 times their own depth in autumn and only water during periods of drought. They prefer full sun and free draining sites making them perfect to planted in containers under winter displays ready for the following spring. Tulipa 'Brown Sugar' is classified as being a division 3; Triumph group of tulip. This group flowers in mid to the late part of the season and produces single cup shaped flowers that can be 6 cm (2.5") wide.

Common problems with Tulip 'Brown Sugar'

Can suffer from Tulip fire and bulb rot diseases. Squirrels may dig up and eat the bulbs.

How to harvest Tulip 'Brown Sugar'

Flowers can be cut for floral arrangements.

How to propagate Tulip 'Brown Sugar'


Divide bulbs when dormant. A new small bulblet will take three years to develop into a flowering bulb.


Many hybrids have been developed by crossing special traits - sow seed in Autumn and keep moist.


Bulbs need to be planted (pointed end up) 10 to 15 cm deep (4 to 6") during the colder months of late autumn.

Special features of Tulip 'Brown Sugar'

Attractive flowers

Drought resistant

Survive dry summers in bulb form.

Indoor plant

Can be grown indoors, place in high light areas but limit direct sunlight to early mornings.

Pot plant

Tulips make beautiful potted flowers. Plant in well draining potting medium in enough sunlight to promote flowering. Plant close together for a stunning show.

Attracts bees

Bees are attracted to the flowers.

Other uses of Tulip 'Brown Sugar'

This easy bulb can be planted in containers for spring displays or scattered through borders for a naturized look. It's elegant appearance can provide architectural in urban courtyard gardens as well as bank or slopes of informal gardens.


Grown for their colourful flowers.


Grown commercially for the cut flower industry.


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