Color-Coordinated Spring Bloom
Time your seasons of spring-bulb color with these recommended flower types.
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Theme: Pink and purple
Tulipa 'New Design', Tulipa 'Angelique', Tulipa 'Blue Parrot'
'New Design' comes into bloom first, followed by 'Angelique'. Both are noted for their long bloom times in the garden. As they reach full bloom, the slightly-later blooming purple parrot tulips join in. The purple flowers reach their peak on the far side of the pink tulips' extended bloom-time.
'New Design' (Triumph tulip) – This tulip blooms on the late side of mid-season and thus happily teams up with earlier blooming members of the Parrot and double late tulip groups. The soft-yellow are flushed with pinkish-white and edged in pale fuchsia-red. Inside each flower cup is a surprise: here the color is soft yellow flamed with apricot, and the base is buttercup-yellow. The variegated leaves are edged in pale pinkish-white.
Tulipa 'Angelique' (double late tulip) – Its flowers are peony-shaped, fragrant and extremely long-lived in both the garden and the vase. Each petal is a whorl of shades ranging from blush to pale pink to rich rose, with flushes here and there of pale green, cream and pale yellow.
Tulipa 'Blue Parrot' (parrot tulip) – With its over-sized flower atop a tall slender stem, this Parrot tulip bobs and flutters like its tropical namesake. Its bright violet-blue flowers, flushed bronze-purple inside, are wavy-edged and fringed like feathers.
The clematis vine has flat, pinwheel-shaped petals that are vivid in color.