The very early flowering Tulipa turkestanica gives a spectacular show. This specie makes up to twelve flowers per flower bulb and quickly makes a carpet of little star shaped flowers with a yellow heart. The outside of the flower is grey with a pink touch. On sunny days the flowers open up completely flat and form their stars. Tulipa turkestanica is growing for ages in the mountains of Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and the Heavenly Mountains in China. Officially registered in 1875. Tulipa turkestanica received the Award of Garden Merit by the RHS in 1993.