Weedy Tulips

James Waddick jwaddick@kc.rr.com
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 07:39:39 PDT
Dear PBSers,

	I have written on this topic before seeking news and help. It is always nice when you can pick you weeds. 

	Most large flowered tulips are simply deer food here, but a couple of species have proven to be regular bloomers and very happy weeds. 

	Tulipa sylvestris runs rampantly in the shade, but less so in sun and blooms reliably. It also out grows deer damage and manages to produce random flowers. 

	Tulips whittallii is a more recent addition from Jim McK’s suggestion. It too runs happily and blooms in sun. I am not as fond of its duller terracotta colored flowers as I am of T. sylvestris bright yellow.

	Most other tulips that manage to survive remain as tight clumps. 

	So I am wondering if any one has experience with stoloniferous tulips that run around the garden, bloom regularly and are hardy to Zone 5/6. I know I am asking a lot.

	Thanks for suggestions.		Jim W. 

James Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd
Kansas City, MO 64152-2711
Phone     816-746-1949

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