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Tulipa greigii in full bloom (pic)

Posted by linaria 7 Switzerland (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 25, 13 at 4:36

Hi there,
last year I did a planting design for an old people`s home. There is a cafe-thing with an outdoor area, and for vivid spring colors, I planned 180 Tulipa greigii on 16 m2 (or 172 sq ft). That is a kind of planter which doubles as banister.
Yesterday I managed to take fotos, and see what 2 days of sunshine did after a long cold spell.

When I saw those flowers it kind of made my heart hop,

have a nice spring, bye, Lin

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RE: Tulipa greigii in full bloom (pic)

Very colorful! Will these greigii naturalize in your climate?

RE: Tulipa greigii in full bloom (pic)

Thanks, Irisgal
yes, they are longlived, as long as you plant them deep enough and dont damage them when weeding. We do get enough frost and a winter to make them go dormant without a problem.
Their color range is somewhat limited, so people often go for fancier cultivars. They are kind of old-fashioned work-horse varieties.

o, and here is a close-up

can you grow tulips in z9?

bye, Lin

RE: Tulipa greigii in full bloom (pic)

Thanks for the answer Linaria. And the close-up!

I planted greigiis and kaufmannianas 17 years ago. They didn't have a chance re: naturalizing in the adobe soil.

Our winter night freezes are about 3 hrs. long for 3-4 weeks. So now that my soil is improved I'm wondering about trying greigiis again as I quite like them. If they didn't naturalize for you I knew they surely wouldn't here!

10 miles away is a colder zone 9 where peonies bloom! May have to move over the hill ;-)

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