Tulipa 'Little Princess'

Antennaria@aol.com Antennaria@aol.com
Sat, 10 May 2003 19:11:17 PDT
Tulipa 'Little Princess' - a marvelous dwarf rock garden tulip. It is said to 
be a cross between T. hageri and T. aucheriana. However, each of those 
species is itself in question, with T. hageri thought to be a distinct garden 
clone of Tulipa orphanidea complex, and T. aucheriana is a dwarf rose-pink 
tulip thought not to be a true species but probably a clone or hybrid with T. 
humilis. At any rate, this has a true "species look" to it, with brilliant 
copper-orange flowers on 3" (7.5 cm) stems and a light fragrance. There's a 
bold yellow zone at the center, with striking blue-black or green-black 
flares at the base, and black anthers. The outside of the flower is a lighter 
melon color, tinged with green. Photos taken 5/10/03, have been posted to the 
PBS wiki at:
<A HREF="http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/files/…">http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/files/…</A> 
<A HREF="http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/files/…">http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/files/…</A> 
<A HREF="http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/files/…">http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/files/…</A>

...or go to the PBS wiki Tulipa page at:

Mark McDonough        Pepperell, Massachusetts, United States  
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