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Tulipa clusiana var. chrysantha

Tulipa clusiana var. chrysantha
 

Popular name: Peppermint Stick Syn.: T. chrysantha, T. stellata

 

Flowering period: mid-season

Average plant height: 30-35 cm

Spacing between bulbs: 7.5 cm

Type of bulb: bulb

This species, not introduced until 1948, occurs growing at very high elevations - up to 9,500 feet (3,000 meters) in Northern Afghanistan. The completely opened flower forms a star. Their lovely colours and the fact that they naturalise easily make them a good choice for rock gardens. The petals of the cultivar 'Cynthia' are coral-red with a greenish edge and are light yellow on the inside.