Weedy Tulips - T. clusiana

James Waddick jwaddick@kc.rr.com
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 09:00:25 PDT
Hi Fred,

	Thanks. I’ve grown T. clusiana for years and although it is described as stoloiferous and you mention this, it has remained fairly stead fast in my garden. I read on the web some where that there are both stoloniferous and non-stoloniferous types of the species. Dutch growers prefer the non-stoloniferous selections as they are easier to control in the fields.  My ‘Lady Jane’ seems to be non-stoloniferous. I’ve had it for years and like it a lot, but it does not run for me. 

	T. saxatilis is also mentioned as stoloniferous, but I have grown this and it reamins in a tight clump. Perhaps there are other more wandering selections.

	and ps: Hope your snow melts sooner than later. You are way behind on enjoying spring. Think warm sunny April.

		Thanks		Jim W. 

> On Mar 29, 2015, at 10:08 AM, Fred Biasella <arlen.jose@verizon.net> wrote:
> Hi Jim,
> T. clusiana is a great candidate. I have had this very pretty tulip in my garden along the sunnier side of my garden, for many years and it seems like every year it creeps along a little bit further. 

> Subject: [pbs] Weedy Tulips
> Dear PBSers,
> 	I have written on this topic before seeking news and help. It is always nice when you can pick you weeds. 
> 	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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