Dwarf Tulipa-PBS and Alpine Topic of the Week

James Waddick jwaddick@kc.rr.com
Fri, 20 Feb 2004 11:24:56 PST
Dear Mark;
	I used to grow T linfolia in my old garden and was always 
surprised by it. The foliage is indeed thin, linear and grey-green - 
stealth personified. The buds sat right on the ground and on a sunny 
day pop open spread flat against the ground like brilliant glowing 
stars of bright red.  Always a joy.
	I missed them in the garden move and you may have persuaded 
me to get some more.

	Your interest in T. sylvestris is well warranted. I grow this 
in a fairly shaded spot. It may bloom better in more sun, but winds 
around stoloniferously among some small yellow foliage hosta (Golden 
Scepter). It does get out into the grass so there's always plenty to 

	T. turkestanica has been a favorite too. I like the really 
small white flowers on thin stalks. This is multi-flowered with 2 or 
3 (more) flowers per stem.

	One I hope to try is T. sprengeri or is this too big to fit 
here? Sounds like an easy long lasting tulip. Any experience?

	Thanks for a return of tulipomania.	Jim W.
Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
E-fax  419-781-8594

Zone 5 Record low -23F
	Summer 100F +

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