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wrong tulips

wrong tulips (Tulipa)

Don't you just hate it when you buy something that you want, nurture it into flower and then discover that it was wrongly labeled and that it isn't the one you wanted after all? I loved the lily flowering orange, scented tulips called ballerina that grew so well last spring, and ordered another batch to plant in the autumn. They looked much the same when they came up, but once they started flowering there was no way of mistaking them for genuine ballerina tulips, these have no scent, and are red with yellow centres rather than orange. Don't think I'll be ordering anything from that bulb firm again.

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Still quite lovely though.

15 Apr, 2009

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This photo is of species Tulipa.

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This photo is of "Ballerina tulips" in Oiorpata's garden

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