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Spring Bloomers that Tell the Tales of Time

In the flower bulb world, the dividing line between ‘old’and ‘new’ varieties lies immediately after the Second World War, when, in Holland, the art of hybridization came into full force.

This fall, with the coming of the new century, you might like to incorporate the history of time in your spring-blooming bulb flower plantings. Is this a fad or an emerging gardening trend? You make up your mind but from the list below you may select the spring flowering bulbs for your millennium garden. Shop early, to avoid disappointment. These bulbs are in great demand!

Tulips Old Varieties

1845 ‘Coleur Cardinal’ scarlet red, triumph

Tulip Couleur Cardinal
1875 turkestanica cream/white, species, multi-flowered
1938 ‘Johann Straus’ cream & red with yellow centre, purple striped leaves
1942 ‘Rococo’ dark red, parrot
1949 ‘Wirosa’ deep rose with cream edges, double
Tulips New Varieties
1969 ‘Spring Green’ ivory feathered with green, virdiflora
1972 ‘Fancy Frills’ pink with a white base, fringed
1978 ‘Abba’ red, double
1980 ‘Judith Leyster’ deep pink with lemon yellow base, triumph
1986 ‘Jan Reus’ mahogany red, triumph
1990 ‘Montreux’ cream, double
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