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Cultivar: Philippe de Comines
Captions - Upper Right: Cluster of Philippe de Comines tulips. Photo by Mary Ellen Wall (2010). Lower Right: Interior view of Philippe de Comines flower. Note pollen on inside of petals. Photo by Mary Ellen Wall (2010). (Click images for larger versions.)
Pronunciation: Fee-LEEP de Comb-een
Also Known As: Philippe de Commines (or de Commynes)
Taxonomic Name (Info): Tulipa ????
Source of Name: Philippe de Commines, 1447-1511 (The first modern historian).
Date First Described (or Registered): 1891
Current Division: 5 –Single Late
Other Historic Categories: Darwin, and included under that historic division in this database
Zones: 4a – 11
Color: deep maroon black
Height: 24” HT, OHG / 22” MZ / 24-36 in. (60-90 cm) DG
Flower Width: 3” HT
Date of First Bloom: Ann Arbor, MI (Zone 6a-6b) - April 25
Growth Characteristics and Measurements:
B+3 (initial bloom plus three days): 16”
Last Petals Fall: Ann Arbor, MI (Zone 6a-6b) - May 19
Duration of bloom: 25 days.
Bulb Production: Strong (up to 4-5 bulbs and offsets per 12+cm [1 ˝” diameter or larger] mother bulb planted)
Growing Method and Environment for This Report: See HT Method.
In Hortus Tulipus Collection? Yes
If in the Hortus Tulipus collection, source of initial bulbs: purchased from Old House Gardens (5 bulbs)
Other Sources of Description and Information:
Contributors to This Datasheet: C Edward Wall
Photo Captions and Credits: Mary Ellen Wall