• Tulipa acuminata?

    Posted on May 5, 2017 by in bulbs, Collector Plants, Good for cutting

    This has to be about the weirdest and most confusing yet appealing tulip going.

    Depending on your reference it is a synonym of T.gesneriana and yet no one seems to give it a cultivar or forma name unless it is T. ‘Cornuta’ as I have seen it listed. It is however most often listed as T. acuminata  even though it is clearly not a wild species and has never been found in nature.

    Some references suggest that it is a much loved form from the Ottoman Empire and others suggest it is a cultivar from the early 1800’s and is commonly called a Fire Tulip.

    What ever it is it is a conversation starter par excellence with its narrow red and yellow tepals (petal like structures)

    I have a very small number for sale at the moment for $15.50 so don’t miss out.

    P.S. it likes to be treated like any other garden tulip.DSC_0192

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