Tulipa species 2010

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Boland
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Tulipa species 2010

Our one warm day was enough for the first flush of tulip species. Tulipa turkestanica, T. kaufmanniana 'Waterlily' (I think...I've had this one for years), T. pulchella 'Persian Pearl', T. pulchella 'Eastern Star', T. humilis and T. polychroma

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Hmm..the first three didn't attach...I'll try again.

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year

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Nice tulips, Todd.

We have not had really warm days yet but some sunshine and cold temperatures. Actually we have had some freezing at night, much more than the previous 10 years.
Interesting to see that some plants here are earlier than yours, Todd, others are contemporary. I notice from the shadows that your sun is higher in the sky too!

I have some tulips too but they usually disappear after a couple of years.

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

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Trond, I really like that 'blue' form of pulchella...gotta try to track that one down.  Mark posted some pics of that one a while ago.  Your white on is turkestanica and the yellow looks like tarda.  My tarda are barely showing buds!

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year

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Todd wrote:

Trond, I really like that 'blue' form of pulchella...gotta try to track that one down.  Mark posted some pics of that one a while ago.  Your white on is turkestanica and the yellow looks like tarda.  My tarda are barely showing buds!

I bought that blue pulchella from a Dutch firm last year, I think. And I thought that the others were turkestanica and tarda (or named selections of them).

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

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Two little rock garden sized Tulipa, both are hybrids or cultivars of small species.

1-2  Received as Tulipa humilis var. pulchella (which is now just T. humilis) but it looks like it might actually be a hybrid of that species named 'Little Beauty', the latter one commonly found in the fall bulb bins of dutch bulbs.  While the flower color looks very similar, the stems are a mere 2-3" tall, whereas in T. 'Little Beauty' it is about twice as tall and with bigger flowers.

3.    T. 'Little Beauty'

4-5  T. 'Little Princess' - one of my favorites, and one that reliably appears each spring and increases.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Mark McD
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One of my favorites tulips has been flowering this past week, T. clusiana 'Lady Jane', such an elegant species, with large exquisitely shaped blooms when they open to the sun.  The silver foliage is slender and unobtrusive.  I like how the flowers are phototropic, gracefully leaning this way or that as they follow the sun.  They also sway in the slightest breeze (requiring a test of patience getting decent photos).

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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I have those same ones Mark, but they are still tight buds here.

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year

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