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Tulipa praestans Hoog
[(subgenus Tulipa)]

Tulipa praestans

Credit: Tatyana Shulkina

Plants 20-30 cm. Leaves 3-4 (-6), erect, crescent-shaped. Stem and leaves hairy. Flowers 1-3 (5), cup-shaped, 4-6 cm long, brick-red, without a blotch. Filaments and anthers red (rare violet or yellow). V - early spring to midsummer. F - March, April (in St. Petersburg April, May). Fr - June. P - by daughter bulbs. Requires a sunny position, well-drained soil. Good for group planting, the rock garden and for cut flowers. Z 4.

Central Asia (southeastern Pamiro Alay). In low and middle mountain zones, on gravelly soil, rocky slopes.


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