Update: I am informed that this is a Semper Augustus, which is probably the most famous of tulips. During the infamous Tulipmania, people wanted to spend as much money on a single bulb of this variety as would have purchased a fine house on the best canal in Amsterdam. You can read more about it here. Love is strange.
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