Stoloniferous Tulips

Peter Taggart
Tue, 23 Apr 2013 13:15:27 PDT
I think that this feature varies between forms of species and also depends
a little on cultural conditions. Growing many species of tulip in pots I am
very aware of the 'droppers which they produce....  Tulips such as T
vvedenskyi can put themselves a long way from where they started but are
not particularly prolific in terms of stolons producing multiple offsetts.
I believe T stapfii may have this characteristic though... the form I grow
increases steadily and may be due in part to stolons. I have two very
distinct forms of T cretensis. The small pink one is slow to increase but
the larger white form (which I have not had so long), is said to be

On Tue, Apr 23, 2013 at 8:34 PM, James Waddick <> wrote:

> Dear Friends,
>         This is the time of year I am reminded about the above topic,
> mostly du/e to T. sylvestris. I wonder if anyone else has experience - not
> just catalog hype - with stoloniferous tulips.
>         I think these are all stoloniferous
>         T. sylvestris
>         T. whitttallii
>         T. clusiana
>         T. bakeri ( according to google)
>         Does anyone have experience with any other species that spread out
> to form patches of bulbs?

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