Wordless Wednesday – Species Tulips 22 Replies Species tulip Species tulip Species tulip Species tulip Like this:Like Loading... Related
I have what appears to be that very same species tulip blooming in my garden right now, although I haven’t managed to capture nearly as good a photo. My record says the cultivar name is ‘Cynthia’.
My record keeping is worse than I thought. Can’t find anything about mine but don’t think it had a name. I’ll nickname her Cynthia!
Oh yes, they are lovely! I have very few tulips in my garden because of my rabbit problem, but I do have some in pots. I see yours are in pots, too. I will make a note of this special one. 🙂
Oh, those rabbits. Haven’t seen any this year but I’m fearful! Someone recommended Irish Spring soap (same as for deer) but I’m not optimistic.
So pretty! I love species tulips even more than the hybrids, I think. I currently have in bloom a pot of Tulipa praestans ‘Shogun’ (the color of orange sherbet) and I adore it!
Eliza, I looked up your ‘Shogun’ and it is striking. Great color. I don’t often buy tulips because they are reliable only one year, but mine is coming back for a third time with no attention from me. Maybe species tulips are the way to go.
Yes, species do come back annually for me as well. The hybrids are one and done pretty much, so other than for forcing inside, I tend to buy species. Catalogs now offer a great variety for sale because of their recent popularity, which is good for us!
Cynthia is very elegant!
Thanks Allison. I was surprised to see this species tulip return. Must give them more thought for next year.
Beautiful. 😃 I have some very similar. (Under another layer of snow!)
Oh, no! More snow. We’ve gone to extreme heat since our cold snap. 88F the past few days! Not helpful for the plants.
So elegant. I think Kris is right, it looks like Tulipa clusiana ‘Cynthia’. I love these species tulips too.
Thanks Liz, I’m happy to know the name of this little tulip.
You really live in a great gardening zone. Tulips rot over the summer here and need to be pulled. It’s too much work, so no tulips. I’m happy to enjoy others’ tulips.
Oh, I’m a lazy gardener and agree with you pulling tulips would be too much work. These have been in a clay pot for a couple years. Tulips are generally treated as annuals in this area, zone 7b. It is a good zone I think.
I used to grow this species and just loved it! Alas, I now have too much shade in my garden, but thanks for sharing yours.
Thanks Tina. I used to live in a very shady area, but here it is nearly all full sun.
Love species tulips! I have T. clusiana ‘Lady Jane’, which is similar.
Jason, I think I first heard of species tulips from your blog. Just looked up Lady Jane–very pretty. Info said species tulips do better in southern gardens because they require less cold. Maybe I’ll try some others.
Such delicate colurs, something a bit different for tulips. 🙂
Thanks. Yes it’s small as well but cute.