Lovely white flowers with a golden star at the centre, show off a cluster of yellow stamens with a tiny black tip. This really is a rarely-seen and unusual flower, larger than most other forms of species tulip, and with wider leaves than usual too. As with other species tulips, the flowers will only open out fully when they stand in full sun. However, the outside of the petals on this interesting plant are flushed with a rich red shade so you are guaranteed a display of colour even on shady days.
Sow seeds at any time, covering them very thinly with compost or grit, keeping the seed pot in a cool, well-lit spot outdoors. Artificial heat is not needed and can prevent germination so be very patient as many species will only germinate in the spring after chilling or freezing in the moist seed pot in the winter. Grow on individual seedlings in small pots until of sufficient size to be potted on or planted out into the open ground.
Packet Content:8 (Approx)