Tulipa forum: General Discussion

Views: 12, Replies: 16 » Jump to the end
CLUSIANA
May 2, 2011 11:53 AM CST
.Thumb of 2011-05-02/CLUSIANA/2c9390

This thread is open for plantsANDpets who wishes to aubmit questions about tulips.
Please feel free to ask anything you are thinking about, cultivation, hardiness, etc.
C
plantsANDpets
May 2, 2011 2:37 PM CST
Name: New username - crittergarden
Unexpectedly Green Pittsburgh
username changed to crittergarden
I wanted to know which kinds of tulips multiply in the ground. I have had many tulips do that and many that just stand there single forever. I've never known which type was which.

Today I was looking for the answer and I THINK I have found that "triumph" tulips do multiply. Are there any others that do? And what are the botanical names to look for?
Decisions, decisions.
I tried a couple of usernames and have finally settled on:

crittergarden.

That's it, no more changes. I'm done. I will be crittergarden here, on Cubits, and when I renew my Dave's Garden subscription on Noveber 4, I'll be crittergarden over there, too. DONE!
CLUSIANA
May 2, 2011 2:57 PM CST
Hi PlantsANDpets,
Species, botanical and hybrids have a vegetative reproduction process. I have a very old one in my garden, the one I have posted to be identified, which seems to have two very strange characteristics, does not make any new bulbs and does not make any seed pod. I have no answer for this one. Beside the bulb has a very unusual shape, like a golf ball.
This to tell you that except this one, almost all tulips increase each year. After one year, some are adding one more, some more, depends.
Of course you can multiply your tulips by seeds also but that will take much more time.
To answer your question more precisely PlantsANDpets please let me know what do you want to do with your tulips. Do you want them to grow wild, do you want tall tulips, small, unexpensive, do you have a lot of space, how is the climate where you live and if you have been growing tulips successfully could you pls post some pics of them.
Triumpjh are quite reliable one but do not seem to multiply very quickly.
I do not dig them out each year (the best way to check how many new bulbs your tulip is making). Can you dig your tulips every year?
Tell me which one you like (not the name, just what they look).
C.
plantsANDpets
May 3, 2011 8:49 AM CST
Name: New username - crittergarden
Unexpectedly Green Pittsburgh
username changed to crittergarden
Well, I had a red tulip that I BELIEVE was named "Cassini". It multiplied like gangbusters - so much so that it doubled in population in a couple of years and I gave 1/2 away. Then the fence fell down and the deer had a buffet for a couple of years. Now I have only the front yard tulips left, so I have to start over. But what I did with the red one, THAT is what I want to do with my tulips. I want to put them in the ground somewhere I will enjoy them and also be able to dig some up to share/trade/sell.

I have a "gregii" called "Cape Cod" in the front yard that I have had since 2004. It blooms each year but has not multiplied a single bulb. So I figured "Gregii" don't multiply that way. I also have - cultivar names only, no botanical info - Tubergen's Gem (only ONE left) and Persian Pearl. All were bought in 2004. Neither of these have produced a single baby either, in 7 seasons.

So far all I've done with them is to plant them in my clay soil. I'm "ramping up" now, redoing the garden, and will get everybody eventually into better soil. But that one red one did all that all on its own so I thought it was because it was a different KIND....
Decisions, decisions.
I tried a couple of usernames and have finally settled on:

crittergarden.

That's it, no more changes. I'm done. I will be crittergarden here, on Cubits, and when I renew my Dave's Garden subscription on Noveber 4, I'll be crittergarden over there, too. DONE!
CLUSIANA
May 3, 2011 1:08 PM CST
Cassini is a beautiful triump tulip PlantsANDpets. Hope you willl share pictures when blooming.
Today I took pictures of 'Little beauty' bulbs for you.
Thumb of 2011-05-03/CLUSIANA/47bcbf Thumb of 2011-05-03/CLUSIANA/ca7537 Thumb of 2011-05-03/CLUSIANA/7b9ce0 Thumb of 2011-05-03/CLUSIANA/1aa998

You will see that from one bulb I have now four of them. So the bulb I planted has been multipluing. That does not mean that I will have four tulips out of these bulbs but may be two.
In consideration of your purpose I would advice you 'Tulipa Temple of Beauty, cross between a Greigii and a Lily flowering tulip. Strong grower and a beautiful tulip.
http://cubits.org/Tulipa/thread/view_post/605687/
Besides, you have got beautiful reliable that I would advice together with lily flowering tulps, returning each year with no care, and Clusiana tulips. If you like tulips with a short stem there are of course all the beautiful hybrids out of the Greigii and the Kaufman's tulips.

plantsANDpets
May 5, 2011 12:41 PM CST
Name: New username - crittergarden
Unexpectedly Green Pittsburgh
username changed to crittergarden
Thanks.

How come my 8 year old Cape Cod, Persian Pearl, and Tubergen's Gem have not multiplied?

I no longer have the Cassini, Queen of Night, or the orange emperor tulips I planted in the back yard. The deer ate them all.
Decisions, decisions.
I tried a couple of usernames and have finally settled on:

crittergarden.

That's it, no more changes. I'm done. I will be crittergarden here, on Cubits, and when I renew my Dave's Garden subscription on Noveber 4, I'll be crittergarden over there, too. DONE!
CLUSIANA
May 5, 2011 1:13 PM CST
Did you dig them out to check PlantANDpets?
C.
plantsANDpets
May 7, 2011 11:32 AM CST
Name: New username - crittergarden
Unexpectedly Green Pittsburgh
username changed to crittergarden
I've recently dug 2 of 3 and they are just single bulbs like when I planted them.

Is there a type of tulip that's a particularly prolific multiplier?
Decisions, decisions.
I tried a couple of usernames and have finally settled on:

crittergarden.

That's it, no more changes. I'm done. I will be crittergarden here, on Cubits, and when I renew my Dave's Garden subscription on Noveber 4, I'll be crittergarden over there, too. DONE!
CLUSIANA
May 7, 2011 11:58 AM CST
PlantANDpets,
IA prolific multiplier? Any plant put in the best suitable condtions might grow much faster and will have ofl course a better multiplication.
If you are looking for strong bulbs naturalzing easily there are some like Tulipa hageri, the little hybrids Little princess and Little bauty; all the Tulipa Clusiana hybrids, Tulipa turkestanica.
I put a link for you for Tulipa Temple of beauty which I know by myself is a strong multiplier. Did you have a look at it?
C.
plantsANDpets
May 7, 2011 12:02 PM CST
Name: New username - crittergarden
Unexpectedly Green Pittsburgh
username changed to crittergarden
"naturalzing" was the word I was missing.

And this is the kind of info I was seeking: "all the Tulipa Clusiana hybrids".

Is there another GROUP that naturalizes easy?
Decisions, decisions.
I tried a couple of usernames and have finally settled on:

crittergarden.

That's it, no more changes. I'm done. I will be crittergarden here, on Cubits, and when I renew my Dave's Garden subscription on Noveber 4, I'll be crittergarden over there, too. DONE!
plantsANDpets
May 7, 2011 12:07 PM CST
Name: New username - crittergarden
Unexpectedly Green Pittsburgh
username changed to crittergarden
Over at Dave's, Tulipa hageri produced only one entry: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/80874/
As did Tulipa turkestanica: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/55474/
Yes, I did look at Temple of Beauty, but I was hoping for more options.
Decisions, decisions.
I tried a couple of usernames and have finally settled on:

crittergarden.

That's it, no more changes. I'm done. I will be crittergarden here, on Cubits, and when I renew my Dave's Garden subscription on Noveber 4, I'll be crittergarden over there, too. DONE!
plantsANDpets
May 7, 2011 12:09 PM CST
Name: New username - crittergarden
Unexpectedly Green Pittsburgh
username changed to crittergarden
Little Princess, I have already begun looking for.
Little Beauty is pink and I don't care for pink.
Decisions, decisions.
I tried a couple of usernames and have finally settled on:

crittergarden.

That's it, no more changes. I'm done. I will be crittergarden here, on Cubits, and when I renew my Dave's Garden subscription on Noveber 4, I'll be crittergarden over there, too. DONE!
CLUSIANA
May 7, 2011 12:18 PM CST
In my opinion there are many more hybrids being strong grower PlantANDpets. I think that all the Greigii, Kaufmannina, Darwin hybrids, all of them having a wide range of shades are good grower. On my side I do not dig out my tulips each year to check this out. The way I am checking it is the number of tulips blooming the following year. When for one two ae returning I think it is a good sign of naturalizind. Besides I do not ad any fertilizer even if I could some orgaic one, bulbs needing K and the ones in the trade are overfeeded. You told me that you had some Triumph tulips growing like weeds. Some of them are beautiful also. What do you expect really? From one you will not get ten for sure. Time is necessary for bulbs also and growing them for trade is another type of work.
plantsANDpets
May 9, 2011 10:16 AM CST
Name: New username - crittergarden
Unexpectedly Green Pittsburgh
username changed to crittergarden
No, all I really wanted were good naturalizers.
I'm totally redoing my front yard is why I dug up the gregii.
The Cassinis were just so prolific - I just bought one pack at Home Depot or somewhere and BANG I had a lot. I thought maybe I could find some more that were also like that.
I plant wnat I like and when I have extra, I trade. I don't really grow for trade, but when I need to divide something, I share.
Decisions, decisions.
I tried a couple of usernames and have finally settled on:

crittergarden.

That's it, no more changes. I'm done. I will be crittergarden here, on Cubits, and when I renew my Dave's Garden subscription on Noveber 4, I'll be crittergarden over there, too. DONE!
CLUSIANA
May 9, 2011 11:26 AM CST
So do I PlantdANDpets. I have to dig out the one I told u about (red and tall, really beautiful one 'Temple of Beauty'), and will tell you. Hope you will find what you are looking for but some I mention are known to be good naturalizer.

CLUSIANA
May 16, 2011 11:00 AM CST
plantsANDpets wrote:After much discussion with Clusiana, I believe the answer is that there are many individual tulips which are likely to multiply quickly, and one group - the Tulipa Clusiana hybrids.

Examples of individual tulips I believe will naturalize well are:
Little Princess
Little Beauty
Temple of beauty
Cassini
Tulipa turkestanica

CLUSIANA
May 16, 2011 11:03 AM CST
All of these are beautiful and easy going tulips PlantANDpets. A very good choice

« 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: