Color-Coordinated Spring Bloom
Time your seasons of spring-bulb color with these recommended flower types.
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Tulipa 'Orange Princess', Tulipa 'Ballerina'
Here are two orange-superstars with very different personas make quite the duo in the late season garden. 'Ballerina' is tall, willowy and elegant with long stems and slim elongated marigold-orange blossoms. At half the height, peony-flowered 'Orange Princess' fills in below with a plump colorful presence.
'Orange Princess' (double late tulip) – A 12-inch sport of lovely 'Prinses Irene', this peony-flowered tulip is light-nasturtium-orange flushed with reddish-purple and glazed lightly in warm pink. Its chubby bowl-shaped flowers are tipped with green on the outer petals.
'Ballerina' (lily-flowered tulip) – This lovely 24-inch fragrant tulip technically features lemon-yellow flowers with blood-red flames, orange-yellow veins at the margins, star-shaped yellow bases, and cayenne-red inner petals feathered marigold-orange surrounding pale golden yellow anthers.
Theme: red and white
Tulipa 'Mount Tacoma', Tulipa 'Red Riding Hood'
In the garden or a container planting, taller 'Mount Tacoma' will bloom above shorter 'Red Riding Hood'. This combination of white-over-red provides a fresh twist on a traditional spring garden color scheme.
'Mount Tacoma' (double late tulip) – With lovely pure white peony-shaped flowers atop 16-inch stems, this tulip has a commanding presence in the mid-season garden.
'Red Riding Hood' (Greigii tulip) – Only eight inches high, this tulip bears plump red flowers with vivid scarlet-red inner petals framing a black inner base. Wide soft green leaves are mottled with appealing purplish spots.
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