Species tulips

madabouteu(8A - central Alabama)April 2, 2013

I am getting a bulb order together and wanting to get some tulips - I know better than to order "classic" tulips. Has anyone gotten T. clusiana and its hybrids, such as "Taco", "Tinka", "Lady Jane", etc., to repeat? How about any other species tulips?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

My T. bakeri ("Lilac Wonder") tulips did not come back, but my "White Dream" (which are some sort of hybrid) are doing well -- this is their third spring. I haven't tried T. clusiana.

    Bookmark   April 2, 2013 at 9:43AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

'Lilac wonder' and 'Lady Jane' have repeated twice for me.
They need well drained soil that gets baked dry in summer to survive. I have them planted on a sunny slope.

    Bookmark   April 2, 2013 at 10:40PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
madabouteu(8A - central Alabama)

Thanks, Susan. That is the first confirmation I have had that they actually do repeat. I have a spot that gets baked dry, though it's not much of a slope. Maybe I wil try a few.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2013 at 5:34AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Fall Swap 2014
It's time to start thinking about the fall swap. We...
Spring Swap 2015: food sign ups
Please sign up here to bring food to the May 16 spring...
AL has the best weeds (part II)
That thread was getting a bit long to load. Boy did...
Buckle your seatbelts, Alabama!
Are you ready for a little snow? Or a lot? I went...
rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7
Moving from Ohio to Alabama
We will be moving sometime this year to northern Alabama,...
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™