Turkish Tulips

totototo@telus.net totototo@telus.net
Wed, 07 Nov 2007 18:06:25 PST
"These early introductions were all of the garden tulip class 
belonging to the /T. Gesneriana/ group, at that time cultivated in 
variety by the Turks."

A. D. Hall, "The Genus Tulipa", RHS, London, 1940

Other Tulipa species noted by Hall as being the subject of attention 
early on and illustrated or described in herbals of the day: Tt. 
australis, sylvestris, Oculis-solis 'St. Amans', Clusiana, saxatilis, 

T. griegii is noted by Hall as being a 19th century introduction, 
ditto T. kaufmanniana. The latter was introduced near 1900, but no 
specific date is given.

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Maritime Zone 8, a cool Mediterranean climate

on beautiful Vancouver Island

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