It appears that this choice little tulip has some history and confusion regarding its name. When in doubt, I like to check the description catalog of Hoog & Dix at http://www.hoogdix.comc/ , particularly useful for information on cultivars and hybrids, but species as well. My few little bulbs of this tulip should be in bloom in about 1 week. Here's what the hoogdix website says about this tulip: "T. humilis Herb. 'Alba Caerulea Oculata' * (syn. T. violacea Boiss. et Buhse var. pallida Hausskn.) Coll. by Georg Egger in N.W. Persia in 1927. Flowers white, with a large steel-blue centre. Sweetly fragrant. Ht. 10-15 cm." Mark McDonough Pepperell, Massachusetts, United States "New England", near New Hampshire USDA Zone 5 ======================================= firstname.lastname@example.org website: http://www.plantbuzz.com/ alliums, bulbs, penstemons, hardy hibiscus, western american alpines, iris, plants of all types!