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Tulips for Spring 2020.

Ante1Ante1 Posts: 2,737
Today I planted my tulip bulbs for Spring next year. 
I wonder which varieties did you choose. Here is my little collection:


  • We've put in today:
    Allium Violet Beauty
    Allium Multibulbosum Nigrum
    Narcissus Ice King

    And coming next all the tulips 
    A mix of 
    Tulip Hermitage 
    Tulip Margarita 
    Tulip Purple Doll 
    Tulip Amazing Grace 
    Front planted with some Muscari Aucheri White Magic.

    But that would be the weekend after as we run out of time 😉 always takes much longer than you think when you have nearly a thousand bulbs.
    To Plant a Garden is to Believe in Tomorrow
  • Dirty HarryDirty Harry Posts: 1,030
    I've kept it more simple this year for impact rather than mixing it up too much as I've done before.

    60 each of Jimmy and Queen of Night spread over 5 pots.
  • I mixed them with other bulbs. Not all planted as it has been raining non stop.
  • PerkiPerki Posts: 2,366
    I've got plenty yet to plant 3 boxes plus all of the bulbs I've saved from last year.
    Can't remember all the tulips I've bought but I've got quite a few varieties. 

    Miami sunset 
    Queen of the night
    Whispering dream
    Double shirley 
    huis bosh 
    Peppermint stick - species 
    dwarf purple one ? - species 
    2 dwarf types which I can't remember names either . 

  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 11,174
    edited November 2019
    I've planted Jan Reus, Orange Emperor and Purple Flag. I've also planted 15 'free' mixed lily tulips and have had 15 more delivered this morning,  I'm hoping Ballerina, Pink Parrot, Black Parrot and some lovely white lily tulips will reappear in the garden.
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • I followed Monty Don's advice (GW last month) and used a crowbar to plant my tulips - it works well.
    Planted the following:-
    Purple Doll
    White Valley

    *Honky Tonk
    *Dwarf Praestans
    *Battalini Salmon Gem

    *planted in containers as they are dwarf varieties.
    A gardener's work is never at an end  - (John Evelyn 1620-1706)
  • Ante1Ante1 Posts: 2,737
    I ran into 50% discount on bulbs stock at GC yesterday. So I purchased:

    Tulip "Queen of the night" 2X
    Tulip "Carnaval de Nice" 2X
    Crown Imperial "Aurora" 3X
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