Number of tulip petals

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How many petals does a tulip have?

3 petals and 3 sepals

Tulips are spring-blooming perennials that grow from bulbs. Depending on the species, tulip plants can grow as short as 4 inches (10 cm) or as high as 28 inches (71 cm).  It is interesting to know that the cup or star-shaped tulip flower has three petals and three sepals.  Tulips typically have 2 to 6 leaves, with some species having up to 12.  Keep in mind that Tulip bulbs are typically planted around late summer and fall, in well-drained soil.


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