The Surprisingly Different Types Of Tulips - Garden Lovers Club
Tulip breaking virus is one of five plant viruses of the family Potyviridae that cause color-breaking of tulip flowers. These viruses infect plants in only two genera of the family Liliaceae : tulips Tulipa and lilies Lilium. Also known as the tulip break virus , lily streak virus , lily mosaic virus , or simply TBV , Tulip breaking virus is most famous for its dramatic effects on the color of the tulip perianth , an effect highly sought after during the 17th-century Dutch " tulip mania. Tulip breaking virus is a potyvirus — a member of the group whose type species is potato virus Y. In addition, sequence analysis of amplified DNA fragments has classified them all as distinct viruses or strains; recently TTBV has been found to be strain-related to turnip mosaic virus.
A Different Stripe : ‘Broken’ Tulips, Outlawed in the ‘80s, Are Available Again at Nurseries
Famous painters copied the flowers in exacting detail. No one knew it at the time, but it was a virus that created striped tulips, the handsome flowers that most captured the fancy of the Dutch. Unfortunately, the virus also weakened the tulips. Since the desirable virus could not be transmitted through the seed, striped tulips had to be grown from offsets.
Greigii Tulips are small just 6 to 12 inches tall but striking, with cup-shaped blooms. They may be a single color, or vividly marked with stripes, flames, feathers, or colored margins. The foliage is also showy, with purple or maroon striping and markings. They are at home in the border or rock garden. Shape in flower: flower stalks with flowers as cups.