Do you know what is the origin of the striped tulips?
This kind of tulip has not a natural origin.
In the seventeenth century, Holland became rich through trade tulips. These flowers have smooth corollas, but inoculating a virus, a listed pattern was obtained.
This pattern was very valued and appreciated. In Western Europe it was known that a viral infection produced this pattern since 1576.
The Tulip breaking virus is a member of the family Potyviridae that infects the bulb.
Striped tulips still very appreciated. Did you never see the book cover of a famous saga?