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Please help identify this tulip

Posted by megzee 5 (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 14, 12 at 11:29

Last fall, I purchased some tulip bulbs that were supposed to be Tulipa humilis 'Alba Coerulea Oculata'. I instead received some bulbs that developed into short red tulips. They just opened today, so they bloom pretty late for tulips. I'm not an expert on bulbs of any kind, but I would like to know which variety this is. Could anybody help me out with this?

Top view (pen included for scale):
Short red tulips, top view, with ball-point pen included for scale.

Side view:
Short red tulips, side view.


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RE: Please help identify this tulip

It looks to me like it is linifolia. See Link below.

Sue

Here is a link that might be useful: linifolia


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RE: Please help identify this tulip

The pictures at the link sure looks like my tulips. Thanks!


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RE: Please help identify this tulip

yep, definately T.linifolia. What a swizz - alba coerulea are soooo expensive too. Much more so than linifolia.


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