Tulip viruses

Many viruses affect tulips, causing streaked flowers, mottled leaves, distorted plants and stunted growth.

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Tulip infected with a virus. Image: RHS, Horticultural Science

Quick facts

Common name Tulip viruses
Scientific name Various
Plants affected Tulipa spp. (tulips)
Main symptoms Streaked flowers, mottled leaves, distorted plant and stunted growth
Caused by Viruses
Timing Spring and early summer

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