Bulbs forum: Morphed Tulip Bulb?

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Apr 28, 2017 6:59 AM CST
I planted a bag of mixed tulip bulbs last fall and one of the bulbs produced the flower that you see in the attached pictures. The foliage looked just like a regular tulip when it started to come up, but then it branched out and has at least a dozen small tulip-like flowers on it – mostly white, but some are pink.

Has anyone seen anything like this? What causes bulbs to morph?

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Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
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Apr 28, 2017 7:37 AM CST
Never seen anything like that before! Blinking

It must have been damaged somehow?

You don't know if it will grow until you try!
Name: Sharon
McGregor IA (Zone 4b)
May 13, 2017 3:46 PM CST
Could this be a "Bouquet Tulip"?

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