3-4” tall. This is a lovely, very early and very hardy miniature wild tulip with up to 5 clustered, yellow-centered, white flowers per stem. The reverse is shaded with grey-green, marked with green and infused with pale pink. The pink increases in intensity with flower maturity. The flower has a light but pervasive violet scent in sunshine. The narrow, strappy leaves are blue-green. This species can be lifted every few years to separate the bulbs if they become crowded. Plant in a fertile, sunny spot in well-drained soil with some added humus. T. polychroma is native from the E. Caucasus, across N. Iran and NW Afghanistan in steppe, semi-desert and mountainous areas up to 9,800’.