Tulips V / Tulipa

tulipyokohama (300x293)Tulipa ‘Yokohama’ (Single Early Tulip) –  The bright yellow flowers of this early spring-blooming tulip are nicely tapered and the colour really stands out on those dull spring days. These are borne on strong stems that withstand our typical wet and windy weather. This 1973 introduction makes a great cut flower and is also fragrant. Grows 12 to 14″ high. Hardy to zone 3.

tulipbastogne (296x300)Tulipa ‘Bastogne’ (Triumph Tulip) – A beautiful blood red Triumph tulip that makes a great choice for mass planting, as it shows well from quite a distance. It flowers from April to May and is also lightly fragrant. ‘Bastogne’ was introduced back in 1980 by Koedijk & Sons. Plant bulbs from October to early December for a spring display. Grows 18″ high. Hardy to zone 3.

tuliptuxedo (291x300)Tulipa ‘Tuxedo’ (Triumph Tulip) – The pure white blooms of ‘Tuxedo’ are egg-shaped when tight in bud and contrast nicely against the bright green foliage. It blooms mid-spring and makes a good long-lasting cut flower. Combine with other purple Triumph tulips such as ‘Attila’, ‘Negrita’ or ‘Purple Flag’ for a fabulous bicolor display. Grows 16″ high. Hardy to zone 3.

tulipwirosa (300x290)Tulipa ‘Wirosa’ (Double Late Tulip) – Also called a peony-flowered tulip, ‘Wirosa’ bears beautiful double blooms of white with a strong raspberry-pink flare at the base of each petal. It is best grown in a sunny, sheltered site as winds and rain can wreak havoc with the open flowers. Blooms can be up to 4″ across when fully open. Flowers from April to May. Grows 14″ high. Zone 3.

tulipyellowemp (300x293)Tulipa ‘Yellow Empress’ (Fosteriana Tulip) – An older cultivar, introduced way back in 1944. ‘Yellow Empress’ features strong stems that hold up well in wet, rainy weather. Blooms in early spring (March). It is beautiful when combined with rich blue Grape Hyacinths (Muscari armeniacum). The Fosteriana tulips also naturalize well. Grows 16″ high. Hardy to zone 3.

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