ISSUE 31 | On the Horizon
November 06, 2016 2:00 AM
BY Izabella Simmons
Tulips require planning. I missed last year’s bulb planting, but this fall I’m willing and ready. Here are ten favorites you can still order in November. Which is your favorite?
Above: The ‘Black Parrot’ is famous for its rich purple color and frilled bloom; $11.95 for 10 bulbs at Eden Brothers. Photograph by Хомелка via Wikimedia.
Above: The ‘Persian Pearl’ features a deep magenta rose petals with a yellow throat; $17 for 25 bulbs from Brent and Becky’s Bulbs. Photograph by Jerry Friedman via Wikimedia.
Above: The ‘Zurel’ tulip features large white blooms striped with purple tones. A pack of 10 bulbs costs $6.95 at Tulips. Photograph by Dinkum via Wikimedia.
Above: The ‘Angelique’ Tulip has soft pink petals and resembles a peony bloom; $12.95 for 12 bulbs at White Flower Farm. Photograph by Sakurai Midori via Wikimedia.
Above: An early spring bloomer, ‘Turkestanica’ has white petals with an orange center; fragrant, and a great repeat bloomer; $5.75 for 25 bulbs from Dutch Grown. Photograph by Bernd H by Wikimedia.
Above: British gardening writer Sarah Raven grows ‘Menton’ tulip in her cutting garden; she uses it in spring bouquets; the garden designer sells it as well; £6.50 for 15 bulbs. Photograph by Kendra Wilson.
For more, DIY: A Spring Bouquet With Sarah Raven.
Above: The ‘Pink Impression’ petals are pink with a light pink edge. It can be purchased from White Flower Farm; $11.95 for 12 bulbs.Photograph via Wikimedia.
Above: ‘Prinses Irene’ is a fragrant tulip in orange with purple flames; $11.95 for a dozen bulbs from White Flower Farm. In the UK, Tulipa ‘Prinses Irene’ bulbs are £2 for ten from Crocus. Photograph via Crocus.
Above: The ‘Tarda’ has a yellow center and white tips; $5.95 for a pack of ten bulbs from Easy to Grow Bulbs. In the UK 15 Tulip Dasystemon Tarda bulbs are £2.25 from Farmer Gracy. Photograph via Farmer Gracy.
Above: ‘Purissima’ is a long lived, creamy white tulip; $3.50 for five bulbs from Brent and Becky’s Bulbs. Photograph by via Wikimedia.
Planning your spring garden? For more inspiration, see: