means variegated, luisante
means bright or glittering, and 1850 was a long
time ago – which shows in the graceful, old-fashioned profile of this charming tulip. What you can’t see here, unfortunately – since this is actually a photo of the regular, non-variegated form – is the cream-colored ribbon that outlines each rippling leaf. From the moment its distinctive foliage pushes through the cold, damp soil of early spring, ‘Rose Luisante’ is a pleasure! Single Early, 10-12”, zones 4a-7a(7bWC), from the Hortus Bulborum
. Although we hope to offer this rarity again in 2014, availability can’t be confirmed until June. Please check back then or subscribe to our email newsletter.