This is one of the first two Tulips to open in the square tub in the corner of the balcony. By some freakish accident it turns out that the two tulips that have opened in this tub are identical to the ones the local town council has planted in the flower bed in the gardens of our block of flats!
Beautiful tulips, Amarylis.
Do yours rebloom in their second year or do you treat them as annuals?
Sorry, Jap, I hadn’t seen your replay till just now! I do try to keep any bulbs for a following season or longer in possible but I usually find that Tulips break up into many tiny bulbs which don’t often flower again. Yet I have had a few that have bloomed a 2nd year but usually it’s much poorer. Having said that two autumns ago my wife & I bought a packet or two of some pink ones in a shop in town & they flowered very well in the spring of last year (2017). As I garden on a balcony there is little room to keep spring bulbs during the summer. Even though the summer in the UK is no where as hot as yours we live in the “driest” region of the country & it is very difficult to “over summer” spring bulbs. Overwintering summer bulbs isn’t quite as difficult. So when my spring flowering bulbs have finished I plant them in the church gardens. The Tulips that flowered so well last spring (the Daffs as well), have flowered again this year! In fact they are only just now coming to an end. You can see them in the photo.