Terrific Tulips

Tulipa ‘Night Rider’

With the sudden rise in temperature over the last couple of weeks, it’s not just the Nymans' gardeners who're enjoying the extra warmth. It’s now time for the tulips here to have their moment in the spotlight.

tulips n the sunshine
tulips n the sunshine

Tulips are amongst the most popular of bulbs, valued for their brilliant flower colours and shapes. Here at Nymans we spend a lot of time planting bulbs in late autumn and early winter so it’s always a joy (and a relief!) to see the rewards from your work the following spring.

Let’s take a look at some of this year’s tulips!

Tulipa ‘Night Rider’
Tulipa ‘Night Rider’

Tulipa 'Night Rider'

This one will definitely win the award for the best named tulip but it’s not bad to look at either. It is a Viridiflora Tulip, which means its bi-colour and has shades of green running through its petals.

Tulipa 'Dom Pedro'
Tulipa 'Dom Pedro'

Tulipa ‘Dom Pedro’

A personal favourite of mine, this rare heritage variety from the 1920s is a tall one with large heads of coffee, brown and maroon shades. It’s classed as a single late tulip but has popped up a bit earlier this year.

Tulipa 'Hakuun'
Tulipa 'Hakuun'

Tulipa ‘Hakuun’

This is a pure white Darwin hybrid variety which is tall and imposing with large goblet shaped flowers and are often popular with flower arrangers.

Tulipa 'Sonnet'
Tulipa 'Sonnet'

Tulipa 'Sonnet'

This lily flowering tulip of purple edged yellow is one of the better performers here. The lily flowering range are some of our most popular tulips due to their unique fluted petals that gracefully reflex suspended on tall, fine wiry stems, the whole effect resembling a lily.

With plenty more tulips still to arrive, be sure to pop in to check them out this spring.