Rhododendrons and tulips can create a brilliant show of flowers early in the season, before the roses and annual plants eclipse all the beauties of the garden.
Here, Rhododendron luteum (Pontic Azalea) adds a bold splash of color with its large, bright golden-yellow floral trusses. In late spring to early summer, the air around the flowers is delightfully scented, making this Azalea a valuable addition near a patio and around the home.
It is underplanted with award-winning Tulip 'World Expression', a striking tulip with large creamy-yellow blossoms adorned with narrow, scarlet red flames. As the blooms mature, the petals fade to ivory-white and the flames deepen to blood-red.
Both plants have won prestigious awards. Enjoy!