I showed a few tulips yesterday but here is another that is a bit unusual. ‘Red Dress’ is a triumph tulip variously described as a ‘Crown’ or ‘Coronet’ tulip. There seems to be several of these making their way into the trade and I can only assume that they are natural ‘sports’ (mutations) from standard varieties since their names refer to existing varieties in many cases – such as ‘Crown of Negrita’. With their ‘waisted’ flowers they are similar to lily-flowered tulips but the tepals are thick and incurved and I assume that they would have been rogued out and discarded in the past but are now seen as desirable!
I planted a lot of chionodoxa in autumn but most seem to have disappeared and not come up (we do have lots of shrews and other rodents). But in the raised beds I planted the most expensive ones ‘Violet Beauty’ and these seem to have survived. I like chionodoxa and although they usually follow the blue/white/yellow theme of spring, I never tire of them. But I wanted this one because it was different and I am delighted with it. The flowers do fade a little as they age but they are distinctly ‘not blue’. Of course they are now scillas and not chionodoxa. And the foliage is of an earlier-flowering crocus.
I'm Leah, a freelance Photographer born and raised in Macon, GA, USA. I spent 8 years in the wild west and this is my photo journal on life, love, and the spirit of Wyoming. Welcome to Uprooted Magnolia.