• Tulipa sprengeri
  • Tulipa sprengeri
  • Tulipa sprengeri

Tulipa sprengeri

Sprenger's Tulip
Size: ex 1.5L pot

Availability: Sold Out

£9.99

Quick Overview

  • Tall elegant red flowers with yellow anthers
  • Extinct in the wild
  • Late flowering: May
  • Full sun, good drainage
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Description

Tulipa sprengeri, Sprenger's Tulip is one of the most desirable of all the species tulips. Thought to be now extinct in the wild, it was discovered in Turkey in 1892 and named after Carl Ludwig Sprenger, the brilliant German botanist who was a partner in the Dammann & Co nursery in Naples and who did so much of the early work in hybridising Cannas. The bulbs were subsequently over-collected in their natural habitat and although never rediscovered, the species did become relatively well represented in collections but its deep-rooted bulbs have always made it a pricey item in cultivation.

Tulipa spengeri has long elegant stems with pure red petals and yellow anthers. It has just one flower per stem and this is always the latest flowering tulip in the season, not flowering in the UK until May. Limited quantities. Highly recommended.

Additional Information

Order Liliales
Family Liliaceae
Sub-Family Lilioideae
Synonyms Tulipa brachyanthera
Geographical Origin Originally NorthernTurkey but now thought to be extinct in its natural habitat
Cultivation Well-drained sandy, gravelly soil. Full sun, keep dry in summer
Eventual Height 50cm
Eventual Spread Forming a clump
Hardiness Hardy, bulbous perennial

Tulipa sprengeri

Sprenger's Tulip
Size: ex 1.5L pot

Availability: Sold Out

£9.99
You could receive 20 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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