Kaufmanniana Tulips were developed from the Tulipa kaufmanniana species, which is native to Turkestan. They are some of the earliest tulips to flower. Kaufmanniana Tulips are generally very low growing (some are only 4 - 5"/10 - 12 cm tall), which makes them ideal for rock gardens and containers. If left undisturbed, they will normally return year after year and gradually multiply.The flowers have pointed petals which open almost completely flat on sunny days. A fully-opened Kaumanniana Tulip looks more like a water lily than a tulip. Some varieties have been cultivated to take advantage of this, so that the inside colour is sometimes dramatically different from the outside.
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