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: 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: ‘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.
Planning your spring garden? For more inspiration, see:
- Squirrel-Proof Crocus.
- Garden Visit: The Tulips of Hawthorn Cottage.
- Considering Tulips: Arne Maynard’s Obsession with the Dutch Masters.
Finally, get more ideas on how to successfully plant, grow, and care for tulip with our Tulip: A Field Guide.
Interested in other bulbs and tubers for your garden or indoor space? Get more ideas on how to plant, grow, and care for various bulbs and tubers with our Bulbs & Tubers: A Field Guide.
Finally, get more ideas on how to plant, grow, and care for various perennial plants with our Perennials: A Field Guide.