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favourite new tulips


‘Love Dance’

One of the new generation of Viridiflora varieties crossed with the lily-flowered forms, to give elegant shape, good length of flowering and exceptional perenniality


'Queen Jewel'

This flowers for a good five weeks, like all the doubles, and earns its keep five times over. I truly love it


'Big Love'

Perfect name for a pretty perfect tulip, it stands well over 2ft tall, with huge flowers like circus plate spinners



I fell in love with this longflowering, soft apricot tulip, in the beautiful bulb drift combination designed by my friend Carien Von Boxtel at the Keukenhof


‘Holland Beauty’

Early-flowering, this opens the colour of a fruit sundae and gradually fades with great elegance. It’s a newfound favourite.



Recommended to me by a Dutch garden designer friend, this is an exceptional tulip – very early flowering, perennial, excellent for naturalising and lovely for the first spring vase of flowers. I’m a big fan


‘Crème Upstar’

A double, softly scented tulip which looks as rose-like as any tulip you’ll find.


‘Silk Road’

With a lovely soft, aromatic scent, we fell in love with this tulip last spring, every flower slightly different, with the lightest stipples of deep pink over white

‘Time Out’

A cartoon of a tulip – as a child would paint, I loved these in our trial last spring, sturdy, cheery and long-lasting

‘Tubergen's Gem’

A new species clusiana hybrid, which looks like you might just come across it on a mountain walk in Crete; simple and yet truly spectacular


‘Estella Rijnveld’

I remember seeing a terracotta pot planted with these 40 years ago and thinking it was one of the most luxuriously beautiful things I’d ever clapped eyes on



Tall, elegant crimson velvet flowers with a golden heart, like the richest silk brocade

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