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kmatzka
Apr 28, 2017 7:07 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 โ€“ mostly white, but some are pink. What causes tulip bulbs to morph? Any chance this will survive after this year?
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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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purpleinopp
Apr 28, 2017 8:57 AM CST
fasciation
๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚ - SMILE! -โ˜บ๐Ÿ˜Žโ˜ปโ˜ฎ๐Ÿ‘ŒโœŒโˆžโ˜ฏ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿพ
The less I interfere, the more balance mother nature provides.
๐Ÿ‘’๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿก๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿโฆโง ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒฝโ€โ˜€๐ŸŒบ
โ˜•๐Ÿ‘“ The only way to succeed is to try.

kmatzka
Apr 29, 2017 9:42 AM CST
Thanks, purpleinopp! New word I learned today!
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dyzzypyxxy
Apr 29, 2017 9:51 AM CST
There are quite a few varieties of tulips that produce multiple flowers from one bulb. There are also tulip varieties with full, double flowers like that.

That's the first one I've seen with both though. Lucky you! You scored a nice one in that mix of tulips.
Elaine

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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL ๐ŸŒต๐ŸŒทโš˜๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒป (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Apr 30, 2017 6:52 AM CST
Happy to share. Fasciated plants can be fascinating.

I had one about 25 yrs ago.
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๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚ - SMILE! -โ˜บ๐Ÿ˜Žโ˜ปโ˜ฎ๐Ÿ‘ŒโœŒโˆžโ˜ฏ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿพ
The less I interfere, the more balance mother nature provides.
๐Ÿ‘’๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿก๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿโฆโง ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒฝโ€โ˜€๐ŸŒบ
โ˜•๐Ÿ‘“ The only way to succeed is to try.

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