• Tulipa orphanidea ssp whittalii
  • Tulipa orphanidea ssp whittalii
  • Tulipa orphanidea ssp whittalii
  • Tulipa orphanidea ssp whittalii
    Tulipa orphanidea ssp whittalii

Tulipa orphanidea ssp whittalii

Size: 1L pots

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Quick Overview

  • Gorgeous dark orange flowers with yellow streaks
  • Fiery orange creates a total eclipse effect with the dark centre
  • Flowering to about 30cm
  • Good drainage, full sun
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Description

Tulipa orphanidea ssp. whittalii is an exceptionally beautiful species Tulip from Western Turkey with pointed brownish-orange-red petals with pale yellow on the outside of the outer petals. Within the cup, the dark anthers and a dark blackish-olive circle are encircled by another circle of golden yellow and streaks of yellow that run up the middle of the petals, the yellow and dark orange combining in the eye to create a fiery caramel colour that eclipses the dark centre.

Like so many tulips, Tulipa orphanidea ssp. whittalii is known by several synonyms and has undergone several taxonomic changes. Most people know it as either Tulipa orphanidea var. whittallii or Tulipa whittallii, both of which are now considered synonyms. Some nurseries list it as a cultivar, Tulipa orphanidea 'Whittallii' and others as the rather vague, Tulipa orphanidea 'Whittallii Group'. The latest taxonomic change, acknowledging it as a subspecies of Tulipa ophanidea, appears to have dropped the double-l, so it is now Tulipa orphanidea ssp. whittalii and not Tulipa orphanidea ssp. whittallii. Just to add to the confusion...

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Additional Information

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Family Liliaceae
Sub-Family Lilioideae
Synonyms Tulipa orphanidea var. whittallii, Tulipa whittallii
Geographical Origin Western Turkey
Cultivation Well-drained sandy, gravelly soil. Full sun, keep dry in summer
Eventual Height 30cm
Eventual Spread Slowly naturalising to form a drift
Hardiness Hardy, bulbous perennial

Tulipa orphanidea ssp whittalii

Size: 1L pots

Availability: Sold Out

£2.99
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