Tulipa praestans ‘Shogun’

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86 Responses to Tulipa praestans ‘Shogun’

  1. ghsmith76 says:

    Now that is a unique flower.

  2. Very unusual, Eliza… really stunning colour!

  3. Anne says:

    These are very pretty indeed. We do not see many tulips here.

  4. Glorious! How to brighten anyone’s day!

  5. Joanne says:

    Beautiful! Does it grow from a bulb? I think tulips are bulb plants, which is why I can’t grow them here in our warm climate. That’s why it’s so lovely to have the opportunity to admire yours. 🙂

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Joanne. Yes, tulips grow from bulbs and need cold dormancy in order to bloom. Some warm climate folks refrigerate the bulbs for three months then pot them up, but they still need relatively cool temps (5-10C) to then grow and bloom.

      • Joanne says:

        We might have two cold days below 10C here each winter, but at least I can admire your flowering bulb plants. 🙂

  6. They’re like happy little faces.

  7. Treah Pichette says:

    Spring candy!!

  8. China Dream says:

    beautiful colour, I bought a plant for the church, let me see if I can spell it kalanchoes? because of the pretty colour of the flowers. Meant to come home and see if that plant could be put outdoors..I got it at a supermarket on my way yesterday … couldn’t resist the colour.. and here you are today, with your happy offerings..

  9. Tranature - quiet moments in nature says:

    Wonderful tulips Eliza and such a gorgeous colour!

  10. A different and very cute tulip.

  11. Alice says:

    So cheerful! Did you plant the bulbs in the pot last fall?

  12. I love them. Beautiful.

  13. Irene says:

    These are lovely. Amazing how many different types of tulips there are. 😊

  14. What a glorious burst of color! May I link to this post on my blog on Monday?

  15. I love this tulip! Tulips with deeper colors in the center really get my attention! The color is wonderful, and (aside from lilies) I don’t see a lot of deep orange in flowers. Thanks for the slide show!

  16. derrycats says:

    What a gorgeous flower!

  17. Debbie says:

    Not typically my favorite color, but what a lovely specimen!

  18. neihtn2012 says:

    This new tulip is colorful and beautiful!

  19. Chloris says:

    I love this one. Such a fabulous colour. It reminds me of one I grow called Tulipa batalinii ‘Bronze Charm’

  20. sandyjwhite says:

    Big impact in a small package!

  21. The striking petal shapes are awesome!

  22. Kris P says:

    That one is new-to-me. Very pretty!

  23. These are lovely. Not sure I’ve seen this variety before.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Belinda. Catalogs have really expanded their offerings of species tulips these past few years… so many choices, too little garden space! 😉

  24. shoreacres says:

    I really do like this sort of tulip better than the ones that look like roses or peonies. The color is luscious, too. The tinge of yellow keeps it out of jack-o-lantern range!

  25. Love the color and they are a new favorite!🙂

  26. Cathy says:

    That is a really pretty one. Great splash of colour for spring!

  27. Lovely tulip, Eliza. So richly colored.

  28. rajkkhoja says:

    Beautiful flower.

  29. Love the pics, thank you!

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  31. bittster says:

    What a little treasure, I love the color and the black eyelashes inside.
    For some odd reason I have better luck with the tulip hybrids than with the species. Maybe I just need to try more 😉

  32. naturebackin says:

    Although we don’t get tulips here, this one looks rather different to the more usual tulips I see in books and online. It is a beautiful warm colour.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Carole. I have found great success with the smaller species tulips. While the hybrids are pretty, their large size can feel clunky in the garden. The smaller species can be quite charming.

  33. Jet Eliot says:

    I enjoyed these unusual tulips, Eliza, and this cheerful salute to spring. Lovely next to Buddha, too.

  34. Bela Johnson says:

    Yummmm!!! ❤️❤️❤️

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  37. susurrus says:

    I like the species tulips too. They are less floppy than their cultivated cousins and often have a more open, starry look like these.

  38. JoAnn says:

    Wow beautiful and stunning! 🙂🌸

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  40. Jane Lurie says:

    Gorgeous, Eliza!

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