Tulip in Houston?

John T Lonsdale john@johnlonsdale.net
Thu, 19 Jul 2012 08:31:44 PDT
Just an anecdotal aside. A few years ago I bought some bulbs of T. clusiana
and a named yellow/red cultivar and got them late in the season.  At that
point I had just had surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon so wasn't
particularly mobile and I put them on one side.  I rediscovered them in the
garage almost exactly one year later and planted them, just for the heck of
it.  The bulbs were terribly shrunken, within normal looking tunics.  The
following spring the majority of both forms came up, a few flowered, then
this year each was a lovely fully flowered clump.



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> The small bulbs are often dead late in the season the humidity in the
> shops is to low and the bulbs dry out soon especially bulbs like the
> Tulipa clusiana and Tulipa batalinii they have a fantastic skin but you
> can't see what is under it

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