Tulipa sprengeri

James Waddick jwaddick@kc.rr.com
Wed, 09 May 2012 08:48:21 PDT
Dear Friends,
	Some of you may moan-not this again, but I have written about 
this species often and still have little success in growing this 
bulb. It confounds me.

	I just got seed from the BX and will try yet again. In 
looking around the web I saw a suggestion that sprengeri requires 
'Acid sand' for best growth.

	Is this true?

	My garden is alkaline and clay.  Am I doomed to failure? 
Could I grow these in a separate trough?

	Does anyone have spare bulbs to trade ?

	I'll try these newest seeds in a sandy acid mix just to get 
some seedlings to try in the garden,
  but I am feeling the whole idea is doomed. DOOMED!

	Appreciate some expertise about soil, pH requirements or even 
anyone with success in similar clay soils and Zone 5/6 conditions. 
Maybe they are just too tender for here.

		Thanks		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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