Tulipa turkestanica is a species of the native Tulipe of the central Asia, particularly of Tien Shan, the mountains Pamir and the North-East of the China. It grows on the rock slopes of the mountains or the edges of the rivers at an altitude of 1800 to 2500 meters.
It is about a species of herbaceous, pérénielle and bulbous which reaches the 10 to 15 cm height. It has 2 to 4 feulles glaucous 15 cm length to each stem. The sheets are white or pink and the yellow center. Each plant produces from 1 to 12 flowers at the beginning of spring.
Culture and usesTulipa turkestanica is a decorative Plante rather popular in the countries with the climate moderate-cold. It is easy to cultivate in the places drained well and shone upon. One usually cultivates it in rubble. One should not irrigate it during the winter.
ReferPhilips, R. & Martin, R. 1989. Bulbs. The Side Garden Seedlings Series, London.
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