Tulipa sylvestris

JFlintoff@aol.com JFlintoff@aol.com
Sat, 08 May 2004 07:23:18 PDT
Judy et al

     There is another free-flowering clone of Tulipa sylvestris ( ssp. 
sylvestris )  called ' Grooteboek ' ,  found in a churchyard in Grootebroek, Holland 
in 1965, according to the Hoog and Dix catalog of 1996.  It increases, but 
stays in a neat clump.  I'll have to check to see if it produces short stolons 
or none at all later today.  It is one of the most graceful and elegant of the 
wild tulips, and its fragrance is lovely too. The leaves  do not seem quite so 
vulnerable to weather damage and consequent botrytis infection as many of the 
earlier flowering species.

   Another varient of T sylvestris that I haven't seen mentioned this year is 
the plant called T primulina.  The flowers are white, flushed a bit with pink 
without, and very lovely to my eyes.  It increases but slowly, alas. I think, 
but I'm not sure, that it is fragrant.

Jerry John Flintoff
Vashon Island,Washington,USA
Zone 8

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