Tulips VI / Tulipa

tulipmangocharm (300x292)Tulipa ‘Mango Charm’ (Triumph Tulip) – This tulip shifts from greenish yellow in bud to a peachy-pink or mango colour (with pale yellow edges) as it opens, with flowering starting in mid spring. Triumph tulips in general have sturdy stems that work well in mass plantings, containers or even as cut flowers. Grows 18″ high. Hardy to zone 3.

tulipwildhof (300x294)Tulipa ‘Wildhof’ (Triumph Tulip) – This RHS Award of Garden Merit winner is a great choice to combine with other deep red or purple Triumph tulips. It bears pure white blooms (with a hint of pale yellow at the base) in mid spring and is one of the better tulips to choose for forcing indoors. ‘Wildhof’ also makes an excellent cut flower. Grows 18″ high. Hardy to zone 3.

tuliporangeangelique (300x296)Tulipa ‘Orange Angelique’ (Double Late Tulip) – An exquisite variation on the popular pink ‘Angelique’ with double blooms of apricot with subtle red flaming and a darker orange interior. It flowers mid to late spring with flowers opening up to 4″ wide and has a light fragrance. This tulip class is also known as Peony tulips. Grows 16-18″ high. Hardy to zone 3.

tulipelnin (300x291)Tulipa ‘El Nino’ (Single Late Tulip) – ‘El Nino’ bears large pointed flowers of a rich orange and a red (or salmon-coloured) inset flame, with each bloom being different or a little lighter or darker in tone. Bred by D.W. Lefeber, it usually blooms in May and is also classified as one of the Giant Beauties. A beautiful cut flower for larger bouquets. Grows to 28″ high. Hardy to zone 3.

tulipballerina (300x293)Tulipa ‘Ballerina’ (Lily-Flowered Tulip) – These elegant tulips are highly tapered and pointed in bud (often with slightly twisted petals), much resembling a thin goblet -but on sunny days they will open right up to starry flowers. This RHS Award of Garden Merit winner bears sweetly scented blooms of a beautiful red-orange blend from late April to May. 18-24″. Zone 3.

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