Tulipa names

The Silent Seed santoury@aol.com
Mon, 16 May 2011 08:29:28 PDT

 This reminds me of a question I've had for some time. 

I have a tulip in my garden, smallish red flower, with variegated leaves. (Does anybody know the name?)    But, when searching for "variegated tulip" (Or other variegated bulbs, and variegated orchids), only those with virused flowers - streaked flowers, etc, show up - instead of true variegated plants, with the white/yellow/cream striping in the leaves. How can one effectively search, without coming up with all the "variegated" flowers" but the variegated leaves only? 

Furthermore, I have another species tulip, that is very short - the leaves are more straplike, but not grasslike, and the flowers are yellow, with white tips, and are about 6 inches above the ground. Any idea what it might be? 

When I bought them, I was not yet keeping track of plant names, since I'm more of a tropical guy. 
Thanks, Jude

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