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We bought these bulbs in Amsterdam in autumn 2005, and I planted them in 2 pots which, once they had buds, I stood outside the front door. They were amazing. About 60 cm tall, opening first with pale yellow flowers which then deepened to dark yellow with deep orange/red edges.
I left them outside in the pots through to the following year and so Spring 2007 they flowered again – slightly less spectacularly, but still really lovely colours and huge glowing flowers.

This planting is in the Back garden .


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Folia Helper

United States10

A tonal symphony of color in one flower. These guys look great.

Posted on 26 Jun 08 (about 11 years ago)

Thanks – I do love these. After some years of feeling inadequate and a bit defeated they really re-kindled my enthusiasm for growing things.

And I should mention that this website and many of the lovely people here are really supporting and keeping that enthusiasm going.

Posted on 26 Jun 08 (about 11 years ago)

These are really beautiful. I love the progression of colors!

Posted on 26 Jun 08 (about 11 years ago)

I’m crazy for tulips. Here they take prechilling and protection from voles. This year I’ve a dozen, in two pots. Today I spied a bud forming on one. Yay!

Posted on 16 Jan 09 (over 10 years ago)


Folia Helper

United States7

Those are beautiful! I guess the reason that I have never done them with any fervor was only because they just bloom in spring, and then nothing the rest of the season, but that is kind of the point, isn’t it? They bring cheer and a welcome thought, that spring is here, and soon other things will be blooming. I love tulips, always have. I just never really grew them before. Maybe next year I will have to give it a try.

Posted on 29 Apr 09 (over 10 years ago)

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