Peppermint Stick Tulip

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One of the more interesting variety of tulips we have in our yard this year is Peppermint Stick Tulip.  It’s quite small as far as tulips go, but we have been fascinated by it.

The three pictures in the collage above (which can be enlarged) were taken over a five day period.  The top picture on the left shows the tulip before it starts to open.  I’m guessing that this appearance is how the tulip got it’s name.  The coloration does look somewhat like  that of a peppermint stick.  The picture on the bottom left shows the tulip as it begins to open.

The large picture on the right shows the open tulip.  It’s quite different from whatI would expect looking at the first photo.

I hope you enjoyed this part of our flower bed.

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22 Responses to “Peppermint Stick Tulip”

  1. Neal Says:

    Those are beautiful. I don’t remember ever seeing those before.

  2. Tina Says:

    Love the flower..but love the name more!!

  3. Ruth Hiebert Says:

    I would never have guessed that these wre the same flower.Sure are pretty.
    Blessings,Ruth

  4. NCmountainwoman Says:

    Beautiful! The flowering plant hardly looks like a tulip at all.

  5. Busy bee suz Says:

    So cool…I have never heard of one of those. Looks SWEET!!!

  6. Happyone Says:

    Never seen one of those – they are so pretty and I love the name!

  7. Rose Says:

    It really is unique, and I like it.

  8. Tricia Says:

    It really IS very different from what you’d expect the opened one to look like & it looks like an exotic flower – Very pretty

  9. karin Says:

    It’s gorgeous! The endless varieties of tulips and other flowers are simply mind-boggling! Thanks for sharing – love your pics – and living vicariously here!

  10. Judy Says:

    george, i am glad you told me the open flower is a tulip, as i never would have guessed, the way it has opened out flat!!
    are the undersides of the petals stil striped with red?

  11. imac Says:

    What a great garden you must have George, and you must spend a lot of time on it too..

  12. Fishing Guy Says:

    George: Simply beautiful, what a nice show and the frost didn’t get them.

  13. Mildred Says:

    George, I love anything named for CANDY!!! These are very pretty and you are great with these collages. Hope you are having a nice day.

  14. Antigoni Says:

    Excellent photos and the colour is fantastic. You do magic things in your garden.

  15. Susie Says:

    I always enjoy seeing flowers in peoples gardens. Thanks for sharing this unusual tulip. I’ve never heard or seen it before.

  16. Jen Says:

    I’m not familiar with these either. You’re right the
    flower is different than what one would expect from the bud.
    I really need to plant some bulbs, I have none.

  17. ewok1993 Says:

    That is amazing. Never familiar with this variety, it doesn’t really look like a tulip when it’s open like that.

    Hope you and Betsy and the family had a wonderful Easter.

  18. connieemeraldeyes Says:

    That is a really pretty flower. I love flower pictures.

  19. JennJilks Says:

    They are so lovely. We are warming up. Nothing but crocus and lenten lily so far.

  20. Valkyrien Says:

    I thought the one on the left was a lily at first! Gorgeous tulip!

  21. LEEDRA Says:

    Pretty tulip. The right photo looks like a trillium wildflower.

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  22. D Says:

    Cool! I’ve never seen or heard of this variety.

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