It means little maiden and was recommended by Ian Tulloch from Merseyside, who said the name reminds him of life’s little beauties after he and his wife spent years trying to conceive.
The plant features deep blue-purple flowers, fringed with white edges.
Tulloch said: "After many years of heartache in trying to make the two of us into a trio, we were blessed with a little girl — Talitha. Each year as she grows she reminds us of joy and hope and of life’s little beauties."
The tulip is exclusive to Spalding Plant and Bulb Company and 12 bulbs are available for £6.95. Visit the company's website for more details.
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