Tiny tulip Peppermint Stick is just the colour of a stick of rock, the same pink outside with white inside. Coming from the north west and living on the coast, shops selling rock were plentiful, but unlike rock, T. Peppermint Stick has no calories and doesn’t damage your teeth!
At just over 6 inches tall they are little gems and the only area where I have soil that suits them is the alpine scree where they have really good drainage and the full sun that they like, I can see me adding more little gems in the autumn. I can also enjoy them in flower for much longer than it would take to eat a stick of rock, good name though!
These really are very pretty. I’ll keep an eye open for them Pauline and try and buy some in the Autumn …….. memories of days out in Blackpool and Rhyl. I love it when plants have names of things they bear resemblance to. Lilac Squirrel for example!
I don’t think I’d mind a lilac squirrel Denise, it would be better than our greys! Yes, the little tulip brings back memories of when I was young, days out beside the sea in the NW and in north Wales. Hope you manage to find some bulbs of Peppermint Stick, it really is a lovely one.
Goodness, isn’t she just adorable! I must look out for here.xxx
I agree, she is Dina and she reminded me so much of home in the NW! Hope you manage to find some bulbs.x
I have had these before, but they haven’t lasted for me as others of the species do