Upcoming Topics of the Week

Kelly Irvin bulbmeister@bulbmeister.com
Sat, 28 Feb 2004 17:07:37 PST
Dear Mary Sue et al.:

I hesitate to comment on adaptability of the tulips I sell to all areas 
across the country. Species tulips are a popular part of my bulb 
brokering of fall bulbs. I carried a couple dozen species and some of 
their hybrids (or selections) last fall and the list will probably have 
a handful more next season.

I can say these things, though. It is a good rule of thumb to expect 
most species tulips to do well up through zone 8. Many multiply well by 
bulb division, creating new generations of flowering bulbs year after 
year. I've only planted about half a dozen or so species, but they 
appear to do well for me. I got to take some good (I think) photos of 
some of these last year which can be seen in my gallery.

I'm sorry this isn't more helpful. Except for my fall special order 
list, which is only available in May, I don't carry any hybrid tulips, 
and it is not my practice to use them in the landscape; personal 
preference (please, no hard feelings anybody).

Mary Sue Ittner wrote:

> Dear All,
> I want to thank Jim Waddick for sharing his introductions for Alpine-l 
> on Galanthus, Narcissus, and Tulipa with our PBS list. I am sure the 
> information was really helpful to a number of people on this list and 
> I am very grateful to have had a month when I wasn't responsible. I am 
> still hoping Paige, Kelly or Russell will tell us about which Tulips 
> they sell do well in different parts of the country before this latest 
> topic is done.

Mr. Kelly M. Irvin
The Bulbmeister
4407 Town Vu Road
Bentonville, AR 72712

USDA Cold Hardiness Zone 6b

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