I think these are perhaps the last images of tulips for the minute. These are from my garden, and they have given me a great deal of pleasure in these stay-at-home days. I hope you like them, too.
This is ‘Akebono’, a semi-double sport of ‘Jewel of Spring’. It’s a Darwin Hybrid, and its name is Japanese for Dawn, or Daybreak.
Tulip ‘Amazing Grace’, a Double Late tulip, sometimes called paeony-flowered.
Tulip ‘Burgundy’, a Lily-Flowered tulip, with amazing pointy petals.
Tulip ‘Charming Lady’, another Double Late.
Tulip ‘Copper Image’, another Double Late. The picture doesn’t do justice to the colour, which has more of a coppery hint to the petals.
Tulip ‘Exotic Emperor’. This is a Fosteriana tulip, making it very early, very long-lasting, short enough to avoid the worst weather and a stem that seems to have an iron rod in it.
Tulip ‘Flaming Spring Green’. These are the red and white tulips towards the bottom left. It’s not clear in the picture, but they are also flamed with a spine of green on the outer petals. It’s a development of ‘Spring Green’, which is green and cream. ‘Flaming Spring Green’ was a bit patchy for me when first planted, so it was relegated to the orchard (hence the straight line), but it just gets better every year. I love it. If you like it, it pays to shop around. A certain well-known site is offering them for £16.95 for 15. I paid less than half that.
This is where tulips go when I run out of room. They seem to love it.
I hope you enjoyed this glimpse of some of my tulips.