Although no records of toxicity have been seen for this species, the bulbs and the flowers of at least one member of this genus have been known to cause dermatitis in sensitive people, though up to 5 bulbs a day of that species can be eaten without ill-effect
Bulb - cooked. It can be dried, ground into a powder and then mixed with cereals when making bread etc
There are no material uses listed for Tulipa montana.
There are no medicinal uses listed for Tulipa montana.
Seed - best sown in a shady part of the cold frame as soon as it is ripe in early summer
, or in the early autumn
. A spring sowing of stored seed in the greenhouse also succeeds[K]. Sow the seed thinly so that the seedlings can be grown on without disturbance for their first growing season - apply liquid feeds to the pot if necessary. Divide the bulbs once the plants have become dormant, putting 3 - 4 bulbs in each pot. Grow the on in the greenhouse for at least the next year, planting them out when dormant.
Division of offsets in July. Larger bulbs can be planted out straight into their permanent positions, or can be stored in a cool place and then be planted out in late autumn. It is best to pot up smaller bulbs and grow them on in a cold frame for a year before planting them out when they are dormant in late summer to the middle of autumn.
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Requires a very well-drained sandy soil in a sunny position
Bulbs can be harvested after the plants have died down in July, stored in a cool dry place and then replanted in October.
This species is closely related to T. linifolia and T. maximowiczii
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Polycultures & Guilds
There are no polycultures listed which include Tulipa montana.
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