Incredibly romantic and pretty, this combination looks wonderful against a backdrop of lush green foliage, which will show off its soft colouring to perfection. They also look very smart in pots.
Tulipa 'Mount Tacoma'
A very old variety that has deservedly remained a firm favourite through the years. The buds are pink and green, but the long-lasting double flowers open to a creamy white. The flowers are quite tough and are held aloft on sturdy stems late in the season.
Delicate, soft pink, double, bowl-shaped flowers, flushed with both paler and darker shades of pink appear in April and May. These pretty, peony-flowered tulips will benefit from a little protection from strong winds.
SITE: full sun
FLOWERING MONTHS: April/May
BULB SIZE: 10/11
In September to December plant bulbs 15-20cm deep and 10-15cm apart in fertile, well-drained soil. Alternatively, allow 7-9 bulbs per 30cm sq. After flowering dead-head and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser each week for the first month. Once the foliage has died down naturally lift the bulbs and store in a cool greenhouse.