I am always looking for dependable perennial tulips. I have started to try non-traditional species tulips to get there. This is my first year with this one, but it is so cool. Thought you should see it as well.
It doesn't necessarily mean anything for you, but my experience was that they lasted a year (maybe two)...I had high hopes :( since they're described as spreading abundantly.
Too much summer moisture may be my issue though.
Very nice! They are different coming out in a cluster. Please do come back and comment on return next year.
Ok, so far, my best luck with these has been tulipa saxatilis and clusiana...three years after planting, they're still going.
@dbarron Thanks for responding a year later. The intro photo above turned out to be a one-year event. These tulips did not return. Very disappointing. I also planted T. tarda nearby and it was also a one-year event. :(
So far, T. turkistanica has been my only successful returner. I will check out the two you mention above to see what happens.
Yes, I wanted to have multiple years stacked on my reply...thus waited :0 Let me know how they do for you...mine may disappear next year (lol).
T. turkistanica has done very well in my garden for about 10 years.
Let's compare notes..it might help us all understand better.
My property is a clay and the climate has tended toward very wet, which is not conducive for most bulbs...to top it off, I live in the south where hot soggy summer soil is kinda fatal to most tulips.
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