It is almost too late to plant your tulips for this year but if you have some unplanted bulbs get them into the ground before the worst frosts.
Take a note book when you visit a spring garden and record the plants you want to grow for next year. When the Tulips are in flower look for those with a green band particularly on the outer petals as this adds a new dimension to your traditional tulip.
Types of Green Tulips
- Viridiflora Tulips can have a lot of green on the outer petals. ‘Florosa’ is a pink and white with a slim and elegant lily shaped flower. ‘Spring Green’ is cream and ‘Greenland’ is rose but my favourite is the terracotta coloured ‘Artist’
- Amongst Parrot tulips ‘Super Parrot’ has ivory and green petals that look a bit like a leaf and make a good cut flower.
- Some of the new multi-flowered tulips have green tinges like ‘Ester Rynveld’ and ‘Greenwave’
- Traditional cottage tulip ‘Palestrina’ combines Salmon pink with a green vertical band.
- Fosteriana are very early flowering and ‘Exotic Emperor’ is one of the best. See pictures on Tulips in the Wood
- ‘Doll Minuet’ is a deep pink flower with a rich green at the base of each petal.
Cut Flower Tulip varieties
More Scented Tulip varieties
Reasons to Order Tulips