23Oct / 2014

Favorite Flora: Species Tulips

The flower petals of Tulipa clusiana ‘Tubergen’s Gem’ are pure yellow, stroked with crimson on the outside. When warmed by the sun, the flowers open wide in bright golden star-shapes. Details: six-inches tall, blooms mid-spring, USDA Zones 3-7 (pre-chill 7b-10), native to Afghanistan and Tibet. A top source for bulbs to plant this fall is Colorblends, a Connecticut-based flowerbulb wholesaler that sells direct to land care professionals and home gardeners across the country. See Colorblends.com or call 1-888-847-8637 for a printed catalog.

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