Spring is here! When I think of the many flowers that represent spring, tulips always come to mind. None more so than these new 'Flaming Purissima' tulips I received last spring from Longfield Gardens. These tulips were newly planted last fall after I received them from Longfield Gardens, and I must say I am quite impressed with these tulips. Things are still kind of bare at Tiger Way Gardens but if you look closely from more than 100 feet away you can clearly see those pretty tulips sparkling in the garden.
An up close picture shows just how impressive the 'Flaming Purissima' tulips are. No two are exactly alike. If that were not enough the color of these particular tulips is a color that is very easy to fit into any garden. Trust me, as a lover of bright red tulips that simply don't match anything (especially redbuds) these tulips are a delight to my eyes. They are subdued yet have a wow factor.
My bulbs are all massed in my new rock garden located out on the land. These tulips really help the garden to step into its spring colors. While not all of the 100 tulips are in bloom right now they will be soon! The buds are all there and I am enjoying the show.
I received 100 of these lovely tulips along with 100 muscari (grape hyacinths). The pink and white of the 'Flaming Purissima' goes quite nicely with the blue of the muscari. I chose 'Flaming Purissima' because it is a Fosteriana type tulip. Some tulips grow better in the south than others and the Fosteriana tulips are one of those that grows well down here. Plus, 100 of these beautiful tulips fit in nicely with my new rock garden.
To show the variation in the colors of these tulips I snapped three shots of three different blooms. These blooms are all within 6" of each other and are all growing in the exact same conditions.
I am smitten with the color variations and subtle changes in all of the tulips. The tones make for an interesting display.
Pollinators also like these tulips. I am not sure what type of bees these were that were visiting this bloom but it was nice to see....
in the garden....
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