OK, so that's not a real Latin name. I don't know the name of this kind of tulip but it's amazing enough that I wanted to write about it. Last fall when I planted bulbs, I bought two kinds from Breck's. One is this giant bright red variety called Red Dynasty and the other was a bag of mixed-color "economy bulbs."
I mixed them all up and planted them in various places. Most of the "economy bulbs" were white, pink, and yellow; there was one dark purple one and two of these mysterious purply-white ones shown in the photos. The thing about these 2 tulips is that they came up at about the same time as the others but have managed to hang on, retaining their shape for much longer. They withstood several days of heavy rains, which shredded the other tulips.
In the first picture, you can see one of the white tulips whose petals are all falling off. And in the 2nd one, you can see the remains of another tulip, I can't remember what color it was but there's nothing left but the stem now.
But these two are still alive, they look great and have maintained their shape. I'd love to know what they are if anyone recognizes them.