12 Beautiful Types of Tulips to Plant in Your Garden
Add a pop of purple tulips to your flower beds. 'Negrita' is a classic with a sturdy stem that holds up to rain, perfect for planting in wet climates. This tulip is a triumph variety and grows to be 16 to 18 inches tall.
'Belicia' is a bicolor tulip variety with multiple double blooms on one stem. The pale yellow flowers are edged with red. It falls into the double late category and grows from 12 to 14 inches. These tulips look wonderful when paired with perennials for season-long color in the garden.
This lily-flowering tulip type grows to be up to 22 inches tall. The crisp white blooms have an elegant lily shape. One bloom tops each tall, green stem. The balance of green and white in these particular tulip bulbs look spectacular in any garden.
'Bright Parrot' is a showstopping parrot tulip with oversize orange-red petals. Each petal has a feathered edge lined with gold. This parrot tulip variety is 16 to 18 inches tall. If you're a fan of warmer hues in the garden, this is the tulip variety for you—planted in bunches, they almost look like flames!
'Carnaval de Nice'
This double late tulip variety has high contrast coloring that makes for a statement in the garden. Red feathers dance across white petals. 'Carnaval de Nice' has a yellow center and grows to be up to 18 inches tall.
Tulips don't always come in typical spring colors—this tulip variety is perfect if you're looking to add some moody colors to your garden. Intense maroon petals are met with thick edges of light orange on 'Slawa.' This is a triumph tulip variety and grows from 14 to 16 inches tall.
Lilac-pink blooms make this type of tulip a standout in any garden. The variegated leaves have pinking margins that fade into a cream color. This triumph selection gets to be 18 inches tall.
'Palm Island' is a single late tulip. The petals of the blooms range from creamy yellow to white on extra-tall stems. If you want a lot of height from your tulips in your garden, 'Palm Island' is a good choice, growing to at least 22 inches tall.
'Double Flaming Parrot'
This busy bicolor tulip variety has a dramatic look with ruffled yellow petals. These petals are marked with red flame-like markings. This parrot tulip grows taller than some other varieties, getting up to 22 inches tall.
'Camargue' has creamy yellow blooms that age to be white with raspberry flame markings that look like brushstrokes. The markings give this variety a romantic, marbled look. This particular single late selection grows taller than most, reaching over 22 inches.
A tropical color scheme makes this tulip variety stand out. 'Princess Unique' is a rare tulip bulb with rose-like layered petals. The bright red petals are streaked with light green. This double late variety grows in the mid-range of height: from 18 to 22 inches tall.