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Name: Jim
Denver, CO
JimK
Apr 24, 2016 10:08 AM CST
Hi,

I noticed that one of my tulips has two flowers growing on the same stem that divided. There is possibly a third flower sprouting up from the base also. Attached are photos of it.

Is that common or are the rabbits messing with me:)

Jim
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Apr 24, 2016 10:23 AM CST
Jim, Welcome to NGA! Welcome!

In the first photo, it looks like you have two bulbs. The second and third.... Hmmmm Confused

Daisy
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Name: Jay
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Horntoad
Apr 24, 2016 10:59 AM CST
I agree with Daisy. The first one just looks like another bulb along side the first. The next two look like a mutation. I don't think it's particularly common, but it happens.
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Name: Jim
Denver, CO
JimK
Apr 24, 2016 9:08 PM CST
Thanks Daisy and Horntoad,

Do you know if the mutation will produce the double flowers each year, or is it something that just happens and will produce only single flowers in future years?

Jim
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Apr 24, 2016 9:15 PM CST
Take note of which bulb and let us know next year. Smiling
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Apr 24, 2016 9:58 PM CST
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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Apr 25, 2016 5:15 AM CST
JimK said:Thanks Daisy and Horntoad,

Do you know if the mutation will produce the double flowers each year, or is it something that just happens and will produce only single flowers in future years?

Jim


I kind of doubt it, but that would only be a guess on my part. The only way to know for sure as Daisy said is observation.
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