Tulipa ‘Grand Perfection’ [2]

Reminiscent of the Rembrandt Tulips of old this beautiful Triumph variety holds a prestigious Award of Garden Merit from the RHS and is a wonderful choice for mass planting. The pale yellow early booms are flamed with a rich carmine red. As the flower matures the yellow fades to a glorious creamy white. Truly a “Dutch Masterpiece”.

Photos of Tulipa ‘Grand Perfection’ posted last year are here

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The tulip is a perennial, bulbous plant with showy flowers in the genus Tulipa, of which around 75 wild species are currently accepted and which belongs to the family Liliaceae. The genus’s native range extends west to the Iberian Peninsula, through North Africa to Greece, the Balkans, Turkey, throughout the Levant [Syria, Israel, Palestinian Territories, Lebanon, Jordan] and Iran, North to Ukraine, southern Siberia and Mongolia, and east to the Northwest of China. The tulip’s centre of diversity is in the Pamir, Hindu Kush, and Tien Shan mountains. It is a typical element of steppe and winter-rain Mediterranean vegetation. A number of species and many hybrid cultivars are grown in gardens, as potted plants, or as cut flowers.

Photos: Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore [20160429]

Source: Wikipedia


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