Bay area Tulipa

Thu, 11 Apr 2013 08:03:14 PDT
Paul, I lost T. linifolia (from UCBG!) after I think two years in the ground in Oakland. I did not give it any special care. Clusiana was reliable in the same spot. There is a beautiful red form of T. bakeri (also known as T. hageri I think?) from Crete that Nick Turland managed to grow in Missouri, but I never found a commercial source in the U.S. You should try to get some from MOBOT! That would be a valuable contribution to Bay Area gardens.

If you search Tulipa on Nick's Flickr stream, you should find it, along with the correct name, sorry I don't have time to track it down now.

Max Withers

On Apr 10, 2013, at 1:41 PM, Paul Licht <> wrote:

> Many tulips will bloom over several years in my Berkeley 
> area garden but are unreliable because of our lack of 
> winter. In the Botanical Garden, T. clusiana (maybe not all 
> cultivars) has been long lived and this is a well known 
> species for zone 9.  I'd like to hear of other species that 
> have done well for Bay area gardeners. Likely candidates are 
> T. bakeri, saxatilis,  batalini, and  linifolia.
> Paul
> Paul Licht, Director
> University of California Botanical Garden
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