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Windigo
Jun 8, 2014 4:17 PM CST

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Had fun at Shady Hill nursery today.

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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Jun 8, 2014 5:24 PM CST
Wow .. I've never heard of Tulip Geraniums! Those are beautiful.
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Name: Deb

Charter ATP Member Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Dog Lover Region: Illinois
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Windigo
Jun 8, 2014 6:05 PM CST

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I love the look of the tulip geranium. The flowers almost look like little rosebuds.
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Christine
Jun 11, 2014 6:26 AM CST
I've never heard of them either, they are so pretty.
Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Jun 15, 2014 6:26 AM CST
I like that tulip geranium.
I have one which gives similar blooms in a pale pink.
The lady who gave it to me called it the Popcorn geranium, as the blooms do resemble popped corn somewhat.
These are heirlooms from back in the 1800s.
Name: Deb

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Windigo
Jun 16, 2014 5:43 AM CST

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The blooms do look much more like popcorn that tulips! Popcorn geranium makes more sense to me. I bet the pale pink is pretty, I wonder if they come in other colors, too. This is the only nursery I've ever seen these at, and this is the only color they carry.
Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Mar 20, 2015 8:26 AM CST
Must keep an eye open for these!
Apparently there are so many petals in each flower,
that they can not open so they stay curled in that tulip shape.
Name: Colleen
Lincoln Nebraska (Zone 5b)
redmack25
Jun 20, 2015 9:52 AM CST
If I remember correctly there are several shades of pink and maybe a red tulip type? But if you search for them look under tulip, not popcorn! They do partially open.
Rosebud types come in pink, red, white, and pink and white, called appleblossom. I 'm just talking about the upright varieties, here. They are also becoming very hard to find!
Thirty years ago there were a lot more of the old fancy leaf types available than there are now.
I used to get a printed catalog from Shady Hills. I think things have changed since Chuck retired. They used to have lots of fancy leaf, tulip, Rosebud, and unusual type pellies.
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