Perennial tulips (T. sprengeri)

Steve Marak
Fri, 02 May 2003 13:46:15 PDT
I was told much the same thing by Panayoti Kelaidis ("almost a weed, but a
very nice one") as he showed me clumps at the DBG which he'd established
by tossing a bit of seed here and there.

Another botanical "problem" I'd love to have. Any of you suffering too
much from those weedy species tulips feel free to send them to me for

On Sat, 26 Apr 2003, Rodger Whitlock wrote:

> On 22 Apr 03 at 16:46, Jane McGary wrote:
> > A delightful tulip species that is not seen much in North American
> > gardens is T. sprengeri, which flowers very late, usually in June
> > here. It is a medium-sized bright red one that is apparently
> Beware. Tulipa sprengeri, if it likes your conditions, will become a
> near-weed. It's one of those bulbs that sets copious seed and every
> last one seems to come up. Moreover, the mature flowering size bulbs
> go down a long way, so they're very hard to dig up if they're in the
> wrong place.

-- Steve Marak

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