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Tulipa maximowiczii Regel
[(subgenus Tulipa)]

Plant 15-30 cm. Leaves 5-8, narrow linear, grey-green. Flowers single, scarlet-red, almost star-shaped when open, basal blotch blue-black. Filaments black, anthers violet. V - early spring to beginning of summer. F - April (in St. Petersburg May). Fr - June. P - by daughter bulbs. Very closely related to T. linifolia Regel, but differs in some characters: leaves not wavy, the first leave 4-5 cm above ground, comes to flower 2-3 weeks earlier. Requires a sunny position, well-drained soil. Does well in the rock garden. Z. 4.

Central Asia (Pamiro Alay). Clay and rocky slopes of hoothills and in mid-mountain zone.


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