O.K. As I promised several days ago, here is the name of that tulip. It is Tulip kaufmanniana 'Stresa.' And, yes, I have more pictures of it. I bought the bulbs in the fall in a pack that also contained purple Crocus and the two together were marketed as "Mardi Gras Mix." The combination in reality turned out to be a lot prettier than it looked on the package.
Not having a bed prepared for them, I stuck them in this container with, of course, my Johnnies for the winter. Now they make quite a stunning vignette at the bottom of the steps leading to the back door and the deck. The detail in the Tulips is amazing. You can click on the pictures for a larger view.
I wanted Tulip kaufmanniana because they will naturalize if they are happy with their living conditions. (T. kaufmanniana also comes in other colors.) Now I just have to convince these Tulips that they actually live in a place with cold winters and dry summers. I think I will do o.k. on the cold winters, but it will take a little more work to make the humid, rainy summers palatable for these guys. What I do for plants, huh?
Have a beautiful day!
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