Friday, April 23, 2010

T. batalinii In My Backyard

"A little Tulip for rock gardeners to dream about and to secure at the earliest possible moment. It hails from Asia Minor...  It produces four or five stem leaves, and a stout little stem bearing a small generous cup with rather bluntly pointed segments.  They are lightly fragrant.  It crosses freely with its brilliant allies and from these crosses, it is said, have been raised many beautiful forms in pinkish red, lemon, apricot, and peach." (Excerpt "Adventures with Hardy Bulbs," Louise Beebe Wilder, 1936)

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