Bay area Tulipa

Paul Licht plicht@berkeley.edu
Fri, 12 Apr 2013 07:31:00 PDT
Chad
Is the T. whittallii the one thought to be /T. orphanidea/ (I can only 
find the latter for sale).

Paul Licht, Director
University of California Botanical Garden
200 Centennial Drive
Berkeley, CA 94720
http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu/

On 4/11/2013 1:43 PM, Chad Schroter wrote:
> Paul,
>          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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> Sent: Thursday, April 11, 2013 1:04 PM
> 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:
> http://bulbargence.com/m_catalogue/index.php/…
> 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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