Tulipa names

Mary Sue Ittner msittner@mcn.org
Mon, 16 May 2011 08:19:49 PDT

One of my first bulb loves were tulips and even though I have to 
refrigerate most of the ones I grow every year I still grow a number 
of pots and every now and then buy a new one to try.  Then I 
experiment to see if under my conditions I can keep them going. A 
couple of years ago I bought one named Tulipa humilis 'Red Cup'. 
Although all the bulbs I ordered from this source looked healthy, 
what I received didn't always turn out to look like the photo in the 
catalog or to be what they were supposed to be. I am wondering if 
this is instead Tulipa hageri 'Red Cup'. I have a few offsets to 
offer to the BX and don't want to perpetuate the wrong name.

Also I see on the Internet multiple spellings for:
Tulipa humilis 'Albocaerulea-oculata'
This is how it is spelled in the Wilford Tulip book.

Other variations are
Tulipa humilis 'Albo Coerulea Oculata'
Tulipa humilis 'Albocoerulea Oculata'
Tulipa pulchella var. albocaerulea-occulata
Tulipa humilis var. pulchella 'Albocaerulea Oculata'
Tulipa humilis albo-caerulea occulata

Any Tulipa experts in our group who can help with the 
correct?/accepted?/name we should call these? on the wiki.

Mary Sue

Mary Sue Ittner
California's North Coast
Wet mild winters with occasional frost
Dry mild summers 

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