Tulipa tarda

Tulipa tarda    copyright  2000 Mark McDonough

Among my favorite of the dwarf tulip species, is the old
standby, Tulipa tarda.  The foliage is neat and a healthy
green, a handsome backdrop to the sunny "butter and
egg" colored flowers that sit just clear of the foliage. The
bulbs produce 1-8 flowers per bulb, accounting for it's
floriferous habit.  The flowers only open in strong sun-
light, and show olive-backed petals under low light
conditions.  A Central Asian species.

 

Tulipa tarda - closeup     copyright  2000 Mark McDonough

Photos by Mark McDonough

Close-up view of the cheerful flowers.

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