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Tulipa eichleri

Bigger, redder and taller Tulipa eichleri has a few things going for it so it you are looking for a bold species tulip for the garden, one that will happily naturalize, then this is the one. In fact if you could flower them for Valentines day, the red will outdo many roses.

A rather lovely species with large flowers, Tulipa eichleri is originally from Turkey, Iran, and Greece. With the largest flowers of the species tulips, Tulipa eichleri has been valued in hybridization. Its large glossy red flowers are standouts. The foliage is broad and glaucous with slightly undulating or wavy edges.

A wide open bell-shaped flower, bright scarlet flowers with dark centers. The flowers are held on tall stems, reaching around 10 inches (30cm)