Tulipa sylvestris / Fragrant Tulips

James Waddick via pbs pbs@lists.pacificbulbsociety.net
Sun, 28 Mar 2021 08:47:55 PDT
Nils and all, 

	I find Tulipa sylvestris very interesting and odd among tulips. It is HIGHLY stoloniferous and close to a weedy tulip, even though it is regularly eaten back by deer in the garden ( both foliage and flowers). It also sets seed and ‘wanders widely ' about  the garden. 

	A few people have asked for bulbs which I would be glad to share except they almost impossible to dig. The bulbs are deep, small and hard to find. Too much work.

	Are there any selections, improvements, or named cvs.?  Once established and allowed to grow the flowers are very welcome even  if there is a lawn of young plants.

										Jm W.

Dr. James Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd
Kansas City, MO 64152-2711

> On Mar 27, 2021, at 3:05 PM, Nils Hasenbein via pbs <pbs@lists.pacificbulbsociety.net> wrote:
> Tulip buds are emerging, from pots as well as from the ground, and I was wondering: Does anybody know whether there have been breeding efforts with T. sylvestris? I saw and smelled it some year ago in a museum garden, and went to order some as soon as possible, but I am pretty sure the plants there looked slightly different from what I got, a little more reddish and a with slightly more slender and elegant buds. It might be ssp. australis, but as I never saw the subspecies for sale, this would be odd.

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