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Apr 30, 2018 9:01 AM CST
Name: David Tillyer
New York City (Zone 7b)
Hi folks.
I put quite a few mascari, grape hyacinths along the edges of my garden last fall and they look really good. I thought that it would be good to integrate some small pink tulip bulbs along the same line.
Does anyone have a suggestion for a reliable diminutive pink tulip for that purpose? Most tulips seem to be in the 12-14 inch range and that would not suit.
David
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Apr 30, 2018 9:24 AM CST
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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Maybe some species tulips

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Apr 30, 2018 9:48 AM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Pink Tarda tulips - https://www.google.com/search?...:
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May 1, 2018 7:48 AM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
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The tulips I suggested would be the right color and height but I'm not sure of the bloom time and if it would work with muscari. As the name implies, they may be a week or two later or you may get lucky.
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May 24, 2018 5:17 PM CST
Name: Critter (Jill)
Frederick, MD (Zone 6b)
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I've planted 'Pinocchio' and 'Little Red Riding Hood' with grape hyacinths... trying to remember if T. humilis Little Beauty bloomed at the same time... I think it was close but not quite, but uncertain because I've had them in different beds.
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Dec 5, 2018 10:42 PM CST
Name: Critter (Jill)
Frederick, MD (Zone 6b)
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What (if anything) did you add to your muscari, David?

Thinking just now that the distasteful muscari might help keep voles away from the tulips...
I'm learning to dance in the rain. Thank you, Sally & Chris & Sharon.
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Dec 8, 2018 9:28 AM CST
Name: David Tillyer
New York City (Zone 7b)
Hi Jill
Stunned into inaction by stultifying indecision, I did nothing. The grape hyacinths will have to go it alone this coming spring. Good luck with the voles.
David
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Dec 8, 2018 11:33 AM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Many nurseries offer tulips growing in pots in spring so you could time your visit to a nursery to coincide with when the muscari are in bloom and hope they keep the same schedule in following years.
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Dec 8, 2018 9:47 PM CST
Name: Critter (Jill)
Frederick, MD (Zone 6b)
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In my experience, first year bloom schedules are often "off" a bit, not more than a week or two, but enough to disrupt a careful plan. The following year, however, all the spring bloomers should have settled into the pattern for your particular climate.

I put T 'Pinocchio' with Muscari 'Dark Eyes' along steps leading up from the sidewalk at my in-laws' old home. Mom got a lot of admiring comments as well as requests for ID from other gardeners. She was very pleased!
I'm learning to dance in the rain. Thank you, Sally & Chris & Sharon.
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