#25: Species Tulip (Tulipa humilis 'Violacea Black Base')
says, "Love these tiny blooms on this species tulip. It blooms very early, right after the crocus. And they really look like crocus also except that no crocus flowers come in this hot pink violet color."
added, "Inspired by Newyorkrita's pictures, I planted some of these tulip bulbs last fall and couldn't wait to see the flowers in spring. I couldn't believe how stunningly gorgeous the color is! Rita is "spot on"! The color is "hot pink violet"! Rita was able to capture the color. The color is best seen in person. One has to grow these beauties to see the exact, "unbelievable," beautiful shade!
I kept staring at them in awe when the sun was out, but they were blooming at a time when we had days of rain. The wild Eastern Cottontail rabbits chewed the flowers and some of the leaves before I could get any pics.
As Rita states, "they really look like crocus." They do indeed! I've never grown any of these types of tulips and was very pleased with them. I'm planning to get more of these little gems this year.
Hoping they come back next spring after all the damage the rabbits did to them."