My 2016 Tulip Order!
Yes, once again it is time to order the tulips. This year’s order is a mix of old favorites and promising newcomers.
First, for the old favorites:
‘Annie Schilder’ – A mid-season orange tulip, about 18″ tall. Annie is a Triumph tulip, a cross between Single Early and Darwin Hybrid.
‘Ballerina’ – An orange Lily Flowering tulip and one of my favorite favorites, if you get my meaning. I’m very fond of orange tulips, as I am fond of orange flowers in general. Late blooming and 22″ tall.
‘Couleur Cardinal’ – Another one of my favorite favorites! A Single Early tulip, red-purple, short but sturdy at 12″ tall.
‘Keizerskroon’ – A brilliant red and yellow Single Early tulip variety that goes back to 1750.
‘Princess Irene’ – Another Single Early, a dramatic mix of orange and purple.
But we don’t want to get stuck in a rut, do we? So here are the newbies I’m trying out this fall:
‘Cash’ – Bright orange with red flames, a mid-season Darwin Hybrid about 20″ tall.
‘Dordogne’ – A single late tulip, a towering 26″, with big red and orange flowers.
‘Pittsburgh’ – A mid-season Triumph tulip. Looks rather like ‘Couleur Cardinal’ but more purple and taller at 18″.
‘Red Riding Hood’ – A scarlet red Greigii tulip with mottled foliage, mid-season but short at only 10″ tall.
‘Stunning Apricot’ – I’m very fond of apricots. This one is a Single Late tulip, an imposing 28″ tall.
‘Suncatcher’ – A red and yellow Triumph tulip that blooms mid-season.
I only ordered 180 tulips, so I probably should have ordered fewer varieties. It’s just so hard to choose.
In addition to tulips, I ordered a few more hardy lilies – 5 ‘Casa Blanca’ Oriental Lilies and 5 ‘Conca D’Or’ Orienpets.
Finally, thanks to the Minneapolis Garden Bloggers Fling, Judy and I will receive 200 mixed Daffodils for free from Colorblends. So I will have my hands full, literally, in October.
Have you ordered your fall bulbs yet?