A new Double Late Tulip from Japan, 'Akebono' was universally admired in our Cottage Garden, where the stems stood tall despite some rough weather in May. It's a sport of the award-winning Darwin Hybrid Tulip 'Jewel of Spring' and like its parent, the large, sunny yellow blooms have a delicate red edge.
In April and May, nothing in the garden comes close to the range of colors and forms that Tulips can provide, from passionate reds, glowing oranges, deepest purples, and sunny yellows to charming pastels plus pure white. Why not have a glorious supply of fresh flowers close at hand in your own garden? Plant these bold shades in splashes in the perennial border or near an entrance, or fill a prominent bed or formal parterre. Here's an opportunity to have some fun.
For information on Tulip care, click on "Growing Guide & Tips".