Tulipa sprengeri

Jane McGary janemcgary@earthlink.net
Sat, 02 Jun 2018 11:27:19 PDT
Tulipa sprengeri has just finished its uniquely late flowering season in 
the garden. One often reads that this species, of obscure origin, can be 
increased only by seed, but a number of my seed-grown plants have 
multiplied by increase of the bulbs, though modestly so. I'll try to get 
some seed to the BX later -- it's worth trying if you have patience to 
wait 3 or 4 years for the flowers.

These tulips are in a corner of the front garden that dries out strongly 
in summer, a bit shaded by Aesculus californica (California horse 
chestnut), a large shrub or understory tree that is just now opening its 
handsome, night-fragrant flowers. The tulips follow a group of Iris 
pallida forms, another fragrance champion.

Jane McGary, Portland, Oregon, USA


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