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Bancroft Garden Tulipa Saxatilis

Species Tulip, Tulipa saxatlis

Species Tulip, Tulipa saxatlis

During my first visit to the Bancroft Garden at the end of March, there was a naturalized patch of a species tulip, Tulipa saxatilis, the same one that we have in our garden and which I showed for March bloom day. Pretty nice. I’ve seen them described as looking washed out in the sun, but I like the peachy off-white. I tried it in my mom’s garden, and she gave it the thumbs up, too, so at least one tulip lover accepts it as a reasonable substitute for the hybrids. I’ll be pretty happy if they come back and make a big patch like this in her garden.

Tulipa saxatilis

Tulipa saxatilis


2 Responses to “Bancroft Garden Tulipa Saxatilis”

  1. May 2nd, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    Noelle / azplantlady says:

    I love the delicate color and the lack of formality of these tulips 🙂

  2. May 3rd, 2010 at 7:34 am

    Lynn says:

    They’re sweet and have a wispy quality that the species sometimes lack. It’s cool to see these talked about and planted more and more. Mine are spreading well, so here’s hoping for a big patch for your mom.

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