More Tulips

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.

Jo's Tulip Akebono


Tulip ‘Amazing Grace’, a Double Late tulip, sometimes called paeony-flowered.

Jo's Tulip Amazing Grace


Tulip ‘Burgundy’, a Lily-Flowered tulip, with amazing pointy petals.

Jo's Tulip Burgundy


Tulip ‘Charming Lady’, another Double Late.

Jo's Tulip Charming Lady


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.

Jo's Tulip Copper Image


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.

Jo's Tulip Exotic Emperor


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.

Jo's Tulip Flaming Spring Green


This is where tulips go when I run out of room.  They seem to love it.

Jo's tulips


I hope you enjoyed this glimpse of some of my tulips.

10 thoughts on “More Tulips”

  1. I have just written a tulip post, only flaming spring green in common and mine grow in pots, but it is interesting to see what other people grow. The Fosteriana group sounds like it would be good in my usually windy garden. I like the peony flowers too, but worry the heads will be too heavy. I grew Belle Epoque last year, not one came back.

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    1. Thanks for commenting! You have some lovely tulips (I just had a sneak peek), and I see you shopped at my favourite supplier – Peter Nyssen. I’ve been very happy with the Fosteriana Group – last year I did Apricot Emperor, Purissima and Flaming Purissima as well as Exotic Emperor. Sadly a grey squirrel got into them before they were stored properly for the summer, and they became expensive squirrel food. The doubles have been good this year, but it’s been a calm year. Try Brownie – it’s short and fabulous. No, my Belle Epoque failed to return when left in the border. Still, as you said, they’re worth the buying.


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