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A Classic but Outstanding Border Idea for your Spring Garden

Spring Combination Ideas, Bulb Combinations, Plant Combinations, Flowerbeds Ideas, Spring Borders


A very classic, but outstanding tulip combination that will brighten your borders and catch the attention of all! Illuminating Old Westbury Gardens borders and elegantly dancing like ballerinas over a sea of colorful viola are 2 tall and beautiful tulip varieties, Tulip 'Big Chief' and Tulip 'Big Smile'.

A planting idea that is ideal for beds and borders, edging or containers. All tulips make excellent cut flowers and look fabulous in a vase too. Enjoy!

Garden Information

Hardiness 3 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders , Edging , Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard , Informal and Cottage

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Tulipa - Tulips


While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.

Garden Information

Hardiness 3 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders , Edging , Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard , Informal and Cottage

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Tulipa - Tulips


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