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The ‘Bees’Knees’ of Tulips

As fall is the time to buy those fabulous harbingers of spring, gardeners everywhere, might like to be in on what is considered to be the ‘bee’ knees’ of the tulip world:

For avid gardeners, if you buy them before it’s time to plant, store the bulbs somewhere cool and dry until the ground temperature drops below 16 degrees C, then pop them in the ground, water, and wait for spring.

Most Fragrant Tulip: ‘Ballerina

Most Outrageous Tulip:
‘Green Wave’

Most Ruffled Tulip:

‘Flaming Parrot’

Most Fringed Tulip: ‘Barbados’

Most Gorgeous Tulip:
 
‘Daydream’  

Most Velvety Tulip: ‘Pallada’
Blackest Tulip: ‘Black Diamond’
Most Eccentric Tulip: ‘Picture’
Tulips with the Biggest Flowers:

‘Bigsmile’, ‘Pink Impression’ & ‘Red Impression’

Tiniest Tulip:     Tulipa biflora
Tallest Tulip: ‘Long Lady’
Earliest Tulip:    ‘Early Harvest’
Most Vigorous Tulip: ‘Van Eijk’
Latest Tulip: ‘Texas Flame’
Most Vigorous Tulip ‘Van Eijk’

Greenest Tulip:
‘Groenland’
 aka ‘Greenland’

Best Double-Flowering Tulip: ‘Miranda’

Best Perennializing Tulip: ‘Orange Emperor’
Most Disappointing Tulip: ‘Fashion’
(it only flowers for one day)
Strongest Tulip: ‘Strong Gold’

Most Grown Tulip:
‘Monte Carlo’

Most Exotic Tulip: ‘Exotic Bird’
Most Multi-headed Tulip ‘Georgette’
Most Variegated Foliage Tulip: Praestans unicum
Most Dutch Tulip: ‘Polderboy’
Most Elegant Tulip: ‘Syneade King’
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