Tulipa Double Late ‘Angelique’ and ‘Orange Angelique’ are sometimes called peony-flowered varieties. Their blooms are fully double and crammed with petals so that the overall outline is one of a wide cup rather than a typically tight tulip shape.
^ ‘Angelique’ is outstanding the blooms are a soft blush pink that deepens with age, with a rich apple blossom ink developing at the edges, and green markings on the outside.
^ Tulipa Double Late ‘Orange Angelique’, softly-hued, apricot orange blooms bear a light fragrance. The color deepens as 10 cm blooms mature.
Tulipa sp.: Tulip
The tulip is a perennial, bulbous plant with showy flowers in the genus Tulipa, of which up to 109 species have been described and which belongs to the family Liliaceae. The genus’s native range extends from as far west as Southern Europe, Anatolia, North Africa to the Northwest of China.
Tulips are spring-blooming perennials that grow from bulbs. Tulips are indigenous to mountainous areas with temperate climates and need a period of cool dormancy, known as vernalization. They thrive in climates with long, cool springs and dry summers.
A number of species and many hybrid cultivars are grown in gardens, as potted plants, or to be displayed as fresh-cut flowers. Most cultivars of tulip are derived from Tulipa gesneriana.
In Persia, to give a red tulip was to declare your love. The black center of the red tulip was said to represent the lover’s heart, burned to a coal by love’s passion. To give a yellow tulip was to declare your love hopelessly and utterly.