Tulips in many colours and shapes

Tulips are favourite seasonal flowers that bring springtime indoors from December until the end of May. Did you know that they come in a very wide choice of colours and shapes?

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Tulips are usually sold in solid colours like yellow, green, orange, purple, red, pink and white. And did you know that there are hundreds of varieties to choose from? They are available in all kinds of different shapes: single and double-flowered tulips, parrot tulips, peony-flowered tulips, lily-flowered tulips, fringed tulips, and crispa tulips. But maybe you’re looking for tulips with more than one colour in a single flower. If so, there are also flamed tulips, tulips with coloured stripes and even tulips with different colours on the margins of their petals.

Unusual varieties

Some tulips are head and shoulders above the rest when it comes to originality. One of them, ‘Ice Cream’, looks almost good enough to eat. A white flower emerges unexpectedly out of this tulip’s pink petals. Some double-flowered tulips have so many petals, and even a delightful fragrance, that they resemble peonies. So it’s no wonder that they are called peony tulips. French tulips are especially long and heavy and produce large lush flowers. They make a dramatic presentation as they hang gracefully over the rim of a vase.


Needless to say, you’ll want to enjoy your tulips as long as possible. But how, exactly? Trim off the soft stems of your tulips at an angle. Arrange the tulips in a clean vase filled with tap water at room temperature. Choose a location for the tulips which is not overly warm and also far away from any fruit bowl. Have the stems become limp? Just roll them up in some newspaper and put them in water for a couple of hours. By then, they’ll be standing up straight and tall.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Tulip Varieties

1. What are some popular tulip varieties known for their diverse colors and shapes?

Tulips come in a wide array of colors and shapes, making them a favorite among gardeners. Some popular tulip varieties known for their diversity include Triumph tulips, which come in vibrant colors like red, yellow, and pink, and have a classic tulip shape. Parrot tulips are famous for their fringed, feather-like petals and come in various hues, adding an exotic touch to your garden. Darwin Hybrid tulips are known for their large, vibrant blooms and are available in striking colors such as red, orange, and purple. Finally, Lily-flowering tulips have slender, pointed petals that resemble lilies and are available in pastel shades like white and lavender.

2. Can I plant tulips in different colors together in the same flower bed?

Yes, you can absolutely plant tulips of different colors together in the same flower bed to create stunning color combinations. Mixing and matching tulip varieties with varying bloom times can provide continuous color throughout the spring season. However, it’s essential to consider the height and bloom time of each variety to ensure they complement each other aesthetically. Plant taller tulips towards the back and shorter ones towards the front of the bed. This will create a visually pleasing display that showcases the diverse colors and shapes of tulips in your garden.

3. How do I care for tulips to ensure they thrive and return each year?

Tulips are relatively low-maintenance, but proper care is essential for their annual return. Plant tulip bulbs in well-draining soil in the fall, ensuring they receive full to partial sunlight. Water them moderately but avoid waterlogged conditions. After blooming, deadhead the flowers to prevent seed formation and conserve energy for the bulb. Let the foliage naturally wither and turn yellow before removing it, as this allows the bulb to store energy for the next season. Consider applying a balanced fertilizer in early spring to encourage healthy growth and vibrant blooms.

4. Do you offer Dutch tulip bulbs for sale in your online store?

We’re excited to announce that we do offer tulip bulbs for sale in our online store! We have a wide selection of tulip varieties in various colors and shapes, making it easy for you to add these beautiful flowers to your garden. Our bulbs are carefully sourced to ensure quality, and we provide planting instructions to help you get the best results. Explore our online store to find the perfect tulips for your garden and bring vibrant colors and unique shapes to your outdoor space.

5. Can I plant tulips in containers, and if so, what are the key considerations?

Yes, you can plant tulips in containers, and it can be a fantastic way to enjoy their beauty on balconies, patios, or even indoors. When planting tulips in containers, choose a well-draining potting mix and ensure the container has drainage holes to prevent waterlogging. Plant the bulbs at the appropriate depth, usually about three times the bulb’s height, and provide them with adequate sunlight. Container-grown tulips may require more frequent watering than those in the ground, so monitor soil moisture levels closely. Also, consider using a slow-release fertilizer to provide nutrients throughout the growing season.

Published: 10.08.2020

Comments: 1

  • Anna Paola Cinus
    07.03.2022 at 08:58 Reply

    Le fioriture molto belle ma i colori ordinati non rispondono a ciò che era previsto. 45 bulbi di giacinti di tanti colori e mi ritrovo 25 fiori dello stesso colore

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