Tulipa sprengeri

James Waddick jwaddick@kc.rr.com
Sat, 16 May 2009 06:13:42 PDT
Dear Friends,
	Yesterday the first flower opened on Tulipa sprengeri. It is 
by far the last tulip to bloom here. I anticipate its bloom each year.

	I am wondering about some real true life (NOT BOOK LEARNIN') 
experience with this species.

	I have read that it is grown only by seed which is self sows 
freely - even "weedily" and bulbs do not multiply.

	Here it has not self sown at all and my few seed grown bulbs 
seem to be mixed - at least 1 has form a 'clump' 3 or 4 stems.

	And the lit says it is common, or rare and expensive to buy. 
I keep getting more seed from NARGS and keep adding a few more bulbs, 
but they do take a fairly long while to start blooming from seed.

	I'd sure like to get more and 'Trotter's Form', too so would 
appreciate advice on real experience with this special tulip species.

	Appreciate some down to earth info on how I can encourage 
this species, here.

		Best		Jim W.
Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
Zone 5 Record low -23F
	Summer 100F +

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