Outer petals blood-red. Inside, Spanish orange with a blood red midvein. Ovary and filaments green. Originating from the Mediterranean, Asia Minor, Persia, Turkey, the Far East, the Caucasus and the Himalayas, specie tulips are now becoming very popular and many of them are excellent for the rockery or wild garden. Plant in a well drained position in full sun, but protect from extreme winter winds.