MRS. KEIGHTLEY, 1902
This “indispensable” old Irish tulip was lauded for its “exquisite scent, a delicate elusive perfume” by A.D. Hall in his 1928 masterpiece, The Book of the Tulip
. One of a fabulous assortment of old, cottage-garden tulips collected by William Baylor Hartland of Cork in the late 1800s, it has also been known as Gesneriana lutea pallida
and ‘Bird of Paradise’ — and there is something delightfully bird-like about its graceful shape. Single Late, 18-20”, zones 4a-7b(8bWC), from the Hortus
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