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Sunday, April 11, 2021

Candy Stripe Tulip

 Good morning,

I only have one of these left after thirty years.  I guess I could raise the bulb at the end of the season and check to see if there are any new bulbs I could separate, but I don't want to risk losing this one.

I call this my Candy Stripe Tulip, but I'm sure there is a different official name for it.

There was a period many years ago when I attempted to plant as many different varieties of tulips and daffodils as I could find.  I found quite a few, that's for sure!

Happy Spring!






Olde Dame Holly said...

Such a festive-looking tulip! Maybe give it a little bit of very weak fertilizer, to try to get it to make another bulblet? An heirloom of your garden, certainly.

gigi-hawaii said...

That is really a beautiful tulip. I love the colors. I have never attempted to plant tulips but I don't they would do well here in Hawaii.

MarkD60 said...

Beautiful tulip. The line between risking trying to reproduce it or playing it safe is very fine.

Marit Johanne said...

Such a beauty! It is exciting to see what comes up in spring.

Lois Evensen said...

Yes, this one is so pretty.

Good idea, Holly, a little fertilizer sparingly applied may do the trick.

Gigi, to plant tulips where the weather never gets below freezing it is necessary to dig up the bulbs after the blooms AND the leaves fade. The leaves nourish the bulbs for the following season. Store them in the freezer over the "winter" months, then replant them in the "spring."

Thanks, everyone, for stopping by and your comments.


Prims By The Water said...

I had this tulip at my old home. So pretty! Janice