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Species tulips

Posted by madabouteu 8A - central Alabama (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 2, 13 at 9:10

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?

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RE: Species tulips

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.

RE: Species tulips

'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.

RE: Species tulips

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.

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