14 Tulip Varieties You'll Go Wild For
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Photo By: Photo by Felder Rushing
Tulipa humilis ‘Violacea’
Tulipa clusiana v. chrysantha
Tulipa bakeri ‘Lilac Wonder’
Tulipa clusiana ‘Tubergen’s Gem’
Tulipa Whittallii Bend and Swoop Like Swans
Tulipa whittallii tulip features various shades of orange set off with a dark, round heart. When the sun shines through this flower, it looks like it is on fire. Excellent for rock gardens, front of borders, forcing and containers.
Introduced in 1875, Tulipa turkestanica offers strong cold hardiness but doesn’t require prolonged cold to flower. It’s a good choice for milder winter regions. Plants grow to 8 inches tall and flower in mid-spring. Ivory blossoms open to reveal yellow centers. Like most species tulips, this bulb thrives in a rock garden or along the edge of a border.
Tulipa ‘Little Princess’
Tulipa batalini ‘Bright Gem’
Tulipa praestans ‘Shogun’
Sprenger's tulip (Tulipa sprengeri) blooms in late spring, then scatters its seed about, naturalizing easily in the garden. Also unlike many tulips, it likes a bit of shade.