22 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday – Species Tulips

  1. krispeterson100

    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’.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      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!

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  2. Beth@PlantPostings

    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. 🙂

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      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.

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  3. Eliza Waters

    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!

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      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.

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      1. Eliza Waters

        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!

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      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.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      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.

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