Wilting Leaves On Tulips And Red Vein Looking Marks On Some Leaves. - Knowledgebase Question

Cincinnati, OH
Question by hharve
April 6, 2001
We just moved into our house in November and have no idea what was planted. Now that it's spring time there are tulips coming up. Some looked normal others had purple markings on them. Almost like veins. What is that? Also my tulips are wilting, any suggestions?


Image
Answer from NGA
April 6, 2001

0

Some varieties of tulip have naturally marked leaves, with red veins and spots or speckles on them. These leaves tend to be shorter than typical tulip foliage and also spread out wider open, and could be almost an appearance of wilting. I suspect what you are seeing is a planting of some of these very long lived, specialty varieties of tulip. They also bloom earlier than the taller tulips.

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:

Username:

Password:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by rocklady and is called "Wildflower"