Posted: 10/04/2013 at 09:44
The best tulips for multiplying in the ground are the species,either single or multiflowered. There were yellow tulips in my garden when i moved in nearly fifty years ago and i still have them, some in the original place and others scatttered round the garden where they have seeded themselves. There are fields and fields of tulips(kaufmanniana) growing wild inTurkey which never get dug up and just look glorious when they flower. I have pots of all the same kind flowering now so will phtograph them for you. Tulipa turkestanica and Tulipa tarda are dwarfs that spread beautifully year after year. The ones all the same flowering now by my path are called "Stress". They have green and red striped leaves.