An extremely rare, low-growing tulip with surprisingly large flowers, in colours ranging from red to orange and yellow, with one color sometimes brushed over another. Originating from the mountains of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, it is known to be one of the strongest tulips from that region, where it thrives at more than 2,000m/6,500ft. Specialist collectors and growers in the Netherlands have observed that it makes so-called sinkers or droppers, new bulbs that push down very deeply in the soil, presumably to seek protection from hostile weather. It is simply stunning and highly recommended as a "must have" tulip.
Sow seeds at any time covering them with compost or grit 5mm deep, 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 tray 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:10 (Approx)