Tulipa clusiana, the lady tulip, is an Asian species of tulip native to Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan and the western Himalayas. Long-lasting, Tulip 'Cynthia' is a lovely bi-color tulip that will make your heart race. This heirloom tulip sends up gray leaves and eye-catching pale yellow flowers delicately flamed rose-red. The blossoms close at night or on a cloudy day, but are completely opened on sunny days, forming a perfect star.
it is generally assumed that about 150 different wild species exist in an area running roughly from Central Asia to Spain and Portugal. These are real early birds: they bloom before any other tulips.