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Tulipa didieri

 
Tulipa didieri
Synonym(s) Tulipa marjolettii
Common name slim-leaf tulip
Family liliaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers cream/red (May)
Size 12"
Light sun
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil

Another one in the continuing parade of small species tulips, this one blooms in May in our garden. It's truly one to be admired up-close, since the intricate coloring is easy to miss from a distance. The red coloring does get a little deeper as the flower ages.

slim-leaf tulip

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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