Tulipa forum: What's wrong with my tulips

Views: 7, Replies: 4 » Jump to the end
Imagedahlianut
Apr 14, 2011 4:47 AM CST
Name: Dahlianut
Calgary, AB Zone 3a
Thumb of 2011-04-14/CLUSIANA/ea4f65

I was going through my picture files to put together pictures of my herb garden and I found these pictures of a 'Happy Generation' Triumph tulip from 2009. Notice how this particular bloom has a gold streak in it

Thumb of 2011-04-15/dahlianut/7c2182

Inside the bloom
Thumb of 2011-04-14/dahlianut/270d4c

And then in 2010 there was more gold. Just from the offspring from this one bulb. Very interesting. I wonder what it will look like this year.
Thumb of 2011-04-14/dahlianut/3c974b

What do you think is happening with this bulb C?

CLUSIANA
Apr 14, 2011 6:47 AM CST
Thank you Dalhianut to bring up the subject. As you probably know when tulips get strange streaks is it the sign of virus infection. In my humble opinion I dont think yours is infected. Colors are changing on tulips from the bud to the flower, you probably noticed that. For instance Tulipa Angélique is white when opening is getting pink when aging and back to white when fading.
The very famous Rembrandt tulips where just tulips having viruses, now the ones sold are virus free.
We are comparing to compare your 'Happy generation' to mine, I will put pics next to another so you will be able to compare.
In the case you think your tulip has got virus streaks the best thing to do is to get rid of it preferably burning it not to let the virus infect the healthy tulips around.
C.
CLUSIANA
Apr 14, 2011 10:36 AM CST
Thumb of 2011-04-15/dahlianut/7c2182 Thumb of 2011-04-14/CLUSIANA/cecdd0

Inside the bloom

Thumb of 2011-04-14/dahlianut/270d4c Thumb of 2011-04-14/CLUSIANA/80b6d1

And then in 2010 there was more gold. Just from the offspring from this one bulb. Very interesting. I wonder what it will look like this year.

Thumb of 2011-04-14/dahlianut/3c974b [Thumb of 2011-04-14/CLUSIANA/b3342d

Dalhianut
Your tulip is on the left, mine on the right. If you have a close look to both of them you will see on mine also yellow 'streaks'. Depends when you took this picture. If this one bloom this year please let me have a picture and I think I will be able to tell you if this tulip is having a virus or not.
C.
[Last edited Apr 15, 2011 11:11 AM CST]
Quote | Post #620375 (3)
Imagedahlianut
Apr 15, 2011 11:05 AM CST
Name: Dahlianut
Calgary, AB Zone 3a
Here is another post of the 'Happy Generation' tulip from 2009. I don't think it's a virus C. I find that sometimes one particular bulb will produce offspring that aren't quite true.
Thumb of 2011-04-15/dahlianut/7c2182
CLUSIANA
Apr 15, 2011 11:08 AM CST
Thank you Dalhianut. You are right, some blooms are sometimes different. I noticed it also. Great. Better than a virus!
C.

« Back to the top
« Cubits.org homepage
« Tulipa cubit homepage
« Tulipa forum

Only subscribed members of this cubit may reply to this thread. There is a "Join this cubit" button at the bottom of this page.

Tulipa

All about Tulipa genus, species, hybrids of species and other tulipa hybrids.

» Home
» Forums
» Store
» Links

Cubit owner: CLUSIANA

Admin team: