Tulipa saxatilis

Rodger Whitlock totototo@telus.net
Wed, 22 Aug 2012 11:41:32 PDT
On 22 Aug 2012, at 23:54, Ina wrote:

> I had not realised that Tulipa saxatilis actually makes a clump of 
> flowers, instead of the ranks of soldiers as most of the Dutch hybrids 
> do.  If they continue to do well here in Auckland, I will be very happy 
> with them.

Like T. sprengeri, T. saxatilis come close to being a weed, differing in that 
T. spreng. spreads by seed, T. sax. by underground rhizomes (stolons? runners?)

With their distinctive glossy green leaves, bulbs of T. sax. are fairly easy to 
rogue out if they invade an area where you don't want them.

Those with a more delicate sense of aesthetics may object to a flower that 
looks like an egg with its white dyed bright pink.

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Z. 7-8, cool Mediterranean climate

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