12 OF JAN’S REC­OM­MENDED TULIPS

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1 Tulipa crys­tal pink†* A crispa tulip, with fringed pe­tals, that is still in the de­vel­op­ment stage. Flow­ers May. 40cm.

2 T. ‘Vovos’† A par­rot tulip, named for a lo­cal bird society, that is cop­per coloured with a hint of blue. A cross be­tween ‘Malaika’ and ‘Blue Par­rot’. Flow­ers May. 30cm.

T. par­rot crys­tal†* An­other new cross be­tween a crispa and par­rot tulip. Flow­ers May. 30cm.

T. yel­low tango†* A Tri­umph tulip with ‘Shirley’ as one of its an­ces­tors. Flow­ers from late April. 45cm.

T. ‘Flam­ing Agrass’† A mu­tant of the well-known ‘Agrass White’. A strong Tri­umph tulip. Flow­ers from mid May. 45cm.

T. cream dou­ble lily* Jan is prop­a­gat­ing this new cul­ti­var for Ja­panese grow­ers. It’s the only dou­ble lily tulip that pro­duces mul­ti­ple flow­ers on one stem. Flow­ers mid May. 45cm.

T. ‘Wyn­d­ham’† The only dou­ble pur­ple and white Tri­umph tulip, named af­ter the town in New Zealand where one of Jan’s daugh­ters lives. Flow­ers May. 40cm.

T. ‘Heleen Val­star’† An el­e­gant red tulip Jan has named for a Dutch com­pany. Flow­ers May. 50cm.

T. ‘Bad Wo­er­ishofen’† Late-flow­er­ing and ex­tremely fra­grant, or­ange-red tulip cre­ated in hon­our of the an­nual tulip fes­ti­val in this Ger­man spa town. Flow­ers May. 40cm.

T. ‘Blue Par­rot’ A lovely par­rot tulip, in­tro­duced in the 1930s. Flow­ers from mid May. 50cm.

T. ‘Copex’† A Tri­umph tulip name af­ter the Dutch in­ter­na­tional cargo trans­port com­pany. Very strong. Flow­ers from late April. 30cm.

T. ‘Con­ti­nen­tal’† An al­most-black, Tri­umph tulip, named for the Ger­man car tyre man­u­fac­turer. Flow­ers are dou­ble the size of those of ‘Queen of Night’. Flow­ers May. 45cm.

Tulips bred by Jan. *As yet un­named tulips still at the de­vel­op­ment stage.

Rows and rows of tulips stand out against the flat fields of the No­ord-Hol­land coun­try­side.

Many of Jan’s tulips, in­clud­ing the T. ‘Copex’ he is hold­ing above, are al­ready on the mar­ket. Some of the other rec­om­men­da­tions shown here are ones he is still de­vel­op­ing, so names are pro­vi­sional.

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