Very large, deep bowl-shaped flowers that satiny, golden-yellow and zigzag lined red-brown inside with large red-purple anthers. Late flowering, billiant species which extends the season. Rare offering
Large, upward facing, golden bowls marked inside with reddish-brown on 40cm stems. A gorgeous mariposa tulip from California, which has proven very easy in a sunny well-drained spot in the garden.
Superlative rich lavender, open-cupped, upright flowers early in the season. Like many of the prairie tulips the flowers have a satiny finish and are pencilled basally in purple and white. Rare and beautiful
Loose clusters of large, crystalline-white flowers are borne on strong stems throughout winter. A vigorous clone which is easy to naturalise in the garden. Taxonomy has been terribly muddled over the years and this has now been placed under C. luciliae Alba
A superb species from northern Turkey bearing rich gentian-blue flowers with a tiny white eye. These flowers have the crystalline, almost diaphanous, quality of a living gem. Many imposters pose as this plant - we have the real thing.
The classic species bearing delicate, rose-pink cups on slender, elegant, stems in autumn. These always appear before the leaves which are dark green, neat and upright. All plants offered under this name in Australia, except for the white form, are a jumble of C.
A dwarf species native to Corsica bearing abundant lilac-pink, starry flowers in tight clusters followed by neat narrow, glossy green leaves. Rare in nature and uncommon in cultivation, but easy in Australian conditions.
A widespread dainty autumn flowerer with pale pink to deep purple-pink funnel to star-shaped blooms, and purple-brown anthers. Narrow, twisted prostate foliage makes a neat groundcover. Grown from seed colleced on the island of Poros, Greece
A recently introduced species collected in a small area of southern Turkey by Peter Davis in 1955 and described by Chris Brickell in1998! Clusters of large autumnal flowers with broad, overlapping white to very pale pink petals, lightly chequered in pale violet.
One the most distinct and desirable dwarf spring-flowering species. Chalice-shaped, white flowers appear with emerging narrow leaves, each segment striped on the exterior with bronze-purple. From the mountains of northern Afghanistan and central Asia
Elegant goblets of pale to deep pink with contrasting yellow anthers on 10 cm tubes over an extended period. A native of the mountains of Attica in central Greece and western Turkey this is a free-flowering autumn species. Easy in a sunny position.