festival of spring #5

The first of many of my tulips this year – these go back to being planted in 2016 and are Tulipa ‘Whittallii’ a bulbous perennial, to 30cm tall, bearing cup-shaped flowers in spring. Pointed, burnt orange to reddish petals are pale yellow on the outside and have a blackish-olive blotch at the base of each petal that forms a dark circle at the centre of the cup. They have come back every year since from the same container which has never been emptied. Time perhaps for a change of compost this year!

Shown above with a perennial wallflower in similar colours.

Tulipa orphanidea Whittallii Group

I am going to join in with Dawn’s Festival of Spring which will last for 10 -12 weeks in celebration of this season.


  1. Cathy says:

    Ooh, I like these Jude…

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