Bay area Tulipa

Chad Schroter
Thu, 11 Apr 2013 13:43:56 PDT
        I would suggest T. whittallii as a good candidate to try.  I don't have more than a year of experience with it, but it is robust and blooming at full height without any pre-chilling. Other species types which ended up dwindling showed a tendency to go dormant early and have short bloom stems.

T bakeri or saxatilis (not sure which is correct) "Lilac Wonder"  is a dependable performer here in Los Gatos CA. I just wish it would set seed.
T clusiana and variants are good also, but the candy stripe hybrids (eg Lady Jane) are somewhat disappointing as the red-pink is more of a pink-white...  I have seedlings of clusiana which have not bloomed yet, but at least they are fertile.
The true saxatilis (yellow flower) has never done well here.

Chad Schroter

-----Original Message-----
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To: Pacific Bulb Society
Subject: Re: [pbs] Bay area Tulipa

Bonjour Paul,
 Nice to hear  about your tulip interest. Over the last 20 years we have
selected to the species adapted  for our m├ęditerranean gardens  in a climat
which is similar  to yours.  Typical meditanean species show their leaves
early in January and generally flower in February and March. For some
unknown reason all Tulips are in flower now. All types of T clusiana do well
here, T saxastilis Lilac wonder, T cretica,  T linifolia,  T orphanidea,
praecox, agenense, vvede'nskyi For more details  please see:…
I have some doubts about T tarda, turkestanica  (with some clients  they are
OK), aucheriana, humilis

Kind greetings
 Lauw de Jager

South of France

-----Original Message-----. Likely candidates are
T. bakeri, saxatilis,  batalini, and  linifolia.


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