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Pairing tulips with wallflowers

Specifically, these two which I've sown, blood red and ivory white. Not sure how accurate these photos reflect their true colour but I'm looking to pair one type of tulip with each. Looking for suggestions on what colours to use-



At the minute I'm thinking an orange/apricot (i.e. Dorogne) with the blood red and purple (i.e. Queen of Night) with the ivory white.

Looking to keep it as simple as that for effect as I've tried layering different tulips for a couple of years now and results are always mixed at best.

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  • HazybHazyb Posts: 329
    With the blood red wallflower I’d go for something stripey like Lady Jane or Peppermint stick tulips or other similar ones. 

    @Perki did some fab containers this year

    Queen of the night should be lovely with the ivory wallflowers. 
  • PerkiPerki Rossendale - LancashirePosts: 2,181
    Thanks Hazby thats kind of you to say  :)

    I've grow both of these varieties last year and again this year. Blood red seems to be more vigorous than others. And ivory is slightly lemony when it first opens fading to more of a white. 

    I think you could put blood red with most colours but for purples and pinks. I had tulip parrot Roco bulbs in this barrel , they ended up not being tall enough / swamped out.


    Both wallflowers red and ivory are in this barrel, you can barely see Ivory but look how much bigger blood red is , Tulips Marylin . I stay away from strong vibrant colours  with Ivory and say with pinks / purple / dark purple like QN or ronaldo, I had a nice pink last year called foxtrot bought from lidl it has a fade of white in it as well. shirely might look good with them or purple gem wallflowers 

    Ivory bottom right . this were the wallflower bed I were going them on in 

  • Pink and red not go?

    I'd have thought they'd not be too bad given where they are on the colour wheel.
  • PerkiPerki Rossendale - LancashirePosts: 2,181
    Well its up to you  :) I personally think the dark red will be to bold with pink, the tulip should be the star of the show, I would like to see how well they go together if you do red and pink. and with purple it will possibly get lost or amalgamate with the tulips.  Its just my personal opinion on putting colours together . 
  • BenCottoBenCotto RutlandPosts: 3,605
    With the deep red wallflower I would choose Jan Reus or maybe Rococo and with the cream one Spring Green. My choices are generally for more nuanced differences in colour rather than ones at the opposite end of the colour spectrum. (I can’t stop myself from chuckling here thinking of a friend who described something as having ‘all the colours of the rectum’)

  • Perki said:
    Well its up to you  :) I personally think the dark red will be to bold with pink, the tulip should be the star of the show, I would like to see how well they go together if you do red and pink. and with purple it will possibly get lost or amalgamate with the tulips.  Its just my personal opinion on putting colours together . 
    All suggestions welcome, good to get a different perspective!
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 9,596
    I was torn between going for orange tulips with the blood red wallflowers,  or something like "Abu Hassan". There is also a fairly new tulip called "Muvota" or "Slawa "that l rather like the look of,  l'm not sure how that would go.
    https://www.farmergracy.co.uk/products/tulip-slawa-bulbs-uk
     Some may wince at the colour combination, but personally by the time we've got through the winter, l'll take as much colour as l can get !  :)
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