Tulipa Estella Rijnveld
The tulip is a Eurasian and North African genus of perennial, bulbous plants in the lily family. It is part of the Plantae genus and has it’s own genus – Tulipa. The Tulipa genus, earlier divided into two sections, now into five, contains more then 76 species. The genus's native range extends west to the Iberian Peninsula, through North Africa to Greece, the Balkans, Turkey, throughout the Levant and Iran, north to Ukraine, southern Siberia and Mongolia, and east to the Northwest of China. A number of species and many hybrid cultivars are grown in gardens or as potted plants. In horticulture, tulips are divided up into fifteen groups (Divisions) mostly based on flower morphology and plant size.
The Estella Rijnveld tulip is placed in Div. 10: Parrot tulips. They all have one large, cup-shaped flower per stem. Blooms have deeply feathered, curled, or twisted petals
as flowers are exposed to sun over time, they open widely so that they almost flatten out. These tulips are very sensitive to cold, wet weather and should be planted in a protected spot.
Tulips are one of the flowers which have played a huge role in European and Middle East history.
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