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I wouldn’t wish tulip fire on my worst gardening enemy. It’s a rotten fungal disease that distorts tulip leaves and stems, causing brown markings on all parts of the plant and often resulting in a grey mould. It’s treatment requires burning of all affected plants and abstinence from planting tulips in the same areas for three whole years. That’s desperate. The closest I want to get to fire in my tulips are the bold markings on the fabulous petals of the viridiflora variety, ‘Flaming Spring Green’ – sizzlingly splendid, without being too hot to handle.
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Hello! I’m Andrew, gardener, writer, photographer, and owner of a too-loud laugh, and I’m so pleased you’ve found your way to Gardens, weeds & words. You can read a more in-depth profile of me on the About page, or by clicking this image.