De­light­ful Dar­wins

Woman's Weekly (UK) - - Gardening -

Use the tall, ma­jes­tic Dar­win Hy­brid tulips as the back­bone of a peren­nial bor­der. There’s an al­most in­fi­nite ar­ray of colours, and when planted en masse, scented va­ri­eties will per­fume a whole gar­den. Most of the fra­grant va­ri­eties are the ear­li­est flow­er­ing, per­fect for stir­ring bees into ac­tion. Some of the best pro­duce shapely sin­gle blooms, such as the ‘Gen­er­aal de Wet’, ‘Princess Irene’ and ‘Apri­cot Im­pres­sion’. Dar­win Hy­brids will steal the show in mid-spring and look spec­tac­u­lar in amongst wall­flow­ers and flam­boy­ant Par­rot tulips, which have frilled or feather-edged petals in pure colours, or with stripes for pots. And Par­rots’ strong stems are a flower ar­ranger’s dream.

Dar­win Hy­brid tulips

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