Tulipa polychroma - an excellent miniature species for the rock garden, with charming white
"star cups" on 2-3" (5 - 7.5
cm) stems. The center of the flower is yolk yellow, but it's the outside
of the flowers that give this species its character. The back of the outer 3 tepals are are tinged
matte olive-mauve, and the back of the 3 inner tepals are lightly striped with green and blue.
flowers are deliciously scented. Here are three views showing the flowers from above and side
views to illustrate the outer tepal markings.
Photos by Mark
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