Clusius tulips

B.J.M. Zonneveld
Mon, 05 Nov 2007 02:22:22 PST
I know the story about Clusius ( I work at the Clusius lab,!) and
Busbeq. I don't doubt het got them in several colours from seed. Does
that prove that these were already cultivated tulips? I don't think so
as several species can be found in the wild with a mixture of colours
Like T clusiana and T kaufmanniana. In the wild there are many too with
mixed colours I saw beautifull yellow edged T greigii ( normally red)in
the wild. A different colored edge often comes from unicolored
parents.That is not due to a virus 

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