Tulipa tardaStar-shaped yellow flowers with white tips, outside white lightly flushed with dusky purple. Opens wide even on grey days. Very multi-floral, 4–6 flowers per bulb. Rosette of wavy basal leaves. Very long-lived. One of the easiest to grow, spreads readily, even on the shady north side of the house. Formerly known as Tulipa dasystemon.
4–5" tall. Mid Spring blooms, Z3-8, Topsize 7-8cm bulbs. Div15.
6709 Tulipa tarda
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Species Tulips are the original wild tulips from the center of tulip diversity in central Asia; together with their cultivars which still have a “wild” look, they form Tulip Division 15. All our stock is nursery-propagated from commercial sources and is not collected in the wild.
Once established with good drainage, these tend to perennialize or naturalize, unlike many of the big hybrid tulips. Most are not tall, showy or formal, but they have their own halfling charms.
Descriptions and Codes
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