Tulips 2014

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Hoy
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Tulips 2014

The climate here is not the best for tulips although a few seem to thrive.

15 years ago I planted 6 red ones (name forgotten long ago) in a bed and they have been there ever since - and increased a little too. And they have changed colour.

I can't remember for sure but think the red ones with black eyes are the same as the original stock, but some have lost their black eye and some has gotten yellow spots!

   

 

I also planted some "wild" types like Tulipa batalinii and T. humilis in a dry place (well, dry to be here!). They still come up, some years more and some years less flowers.

Tulipa batalinii? keeps up with the weedy Euphorbia.

 

 

Tulipa humilis? in a dry place and in the "lawn" which in early spring is covered with crocuses and spring bulbs. Later weedy species like cuckoo flowers, speedwells and dandelions compete with some tulips!

 

Fermi
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Hi Trond,

Could your original tulips have been the Darwin Hybrid 'Apeldoorn'?

They seem to have sported to produce the form with out the black center. However the "yellow" one could possibly be due to the effect of virus (I can't be positive, though)

The tulip similar to T. humilis is possibly the hybrid between T. humilis and T. kurdica called 'Little Princess',

cheers

fermi

Fermi de Sousa,
Central Victoria, Australia
Min: -7C, Max: +40C

Hoy
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Yes, Appledoorn is possible and sports are not uncommon in tulips I've heard.

I am not sure of virus as the spots are very small and very regular.

 

Little Princess seems also possible. Remember I have planted them some time. . . .

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Fermi
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Some tulips this month:

Tulipa bakeri 'Lilac Wonder'

Tulipa bakeri 'Lilac Wonder'Tulipa bakeri 'Lilac Wonder'

Tulipa greigii, possibly the one called 'Little Red Riding Hood'

Tulipa greigii

Tulipa clusiana, The Lady Tulip,

Tulipa clusianaTulipa clusiana

Tulipa kolpakowskiana a couple of days apart, the second taken in bright sunshine!

Tulipa kolpakowskianaTulipa kolpakowskiana

One of the Tulipa kaufmanniana hybrids, 'Heart's Delight'

Tulipa kaufmanniana 'Heart's Delight'

cheers

fermi

 

Fermi de Sousa,
Central Victoria, Australia
Min: -7C, Max: +40C

Hoy
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Spring and tulips seem to be so far away . . . . . .

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Fermi
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Trond,

that's why it's good to look at the Forum to see what's happening in the other hemispheresmiley

Here's Tulipa chrysantha (syn T. clusiana ssp chrysantha) 'Tubergen's gem'

Tulipa chrysantha 'Tubergen's Gem'

which is very similar to T. kolpakowskiana,

cheers

fermi

Fermi de Sousa,
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Min: -7C, Max: +40C

Fermi
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A little cluster of Tulipa fosteriana 'Purissima'

Tulipa fosteriana 'Purissima'

cheers

fermi

Fermi de Sousa,
Central Victoria, Australia
Min: -7C, Max: +40C

Hoy
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Fermi wrote:

Trond,

that's why it's good to look at the Forum to see what's happening in the other hemispheresmiley

...

cheers

fermi

 

Exactly! But I wouldn't mind seeing them with my own eyes!

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Fermi
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Here's a few more you can enjoy till yours come into bloom!

Tulipa hageri ( we often get sold the hybrid between T.hageri and T.humilis called 'Little Princess' in place of this, but this appears to be the real deal!)

Tulipa hageriTulipa hageri

Tulipa batalinii

Tulipa batalinii

Tulipa clusiana 'Cynthia'

Tulipa clusiana 'Cynthia'Tulipa clusiana 'Cynthia'

Tulipa albertii (might be T. vvedenskyii)

Tulipa albertiiTulipa albertii

cheers

fermi

Fermi de Sousa,
Central Victoria, Australia
Min: -7C, Max: +40C

Lori S.
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Great to see those little beauties, Fermi!

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Hoy
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Fermi wrote:

Here's a few more you can enjoy till yours come into bloom!

.  .  . 

cheers

fermi

 

Many thanks, Ferm!

Have enjoyed some autumn flowering crocuses these days but heavy rain yesterday almost destroyed the flowerssad

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

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