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