Award-winning Tulip 'Apricot Beauty' is a sweetly scented, early blooming tulip, with soft apricot flowers beautifully reverberating in the sunlight. It enjoys a very strong stem that will withstand wind and rain. Adored by gardeners, this acclaimed member of the Single Early Tulips group is considered one of the prettiest apricot cultivars.
- Won the Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
- Growing up to 16 inches tall (40 cm), this tulip creates dazzling harmonies with other early flowering bulbs.
- Performs best in full sun in rich, fertile, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Prefers areas with cool winters and warm dry summers.
- Easy to grow, this tulip is a welcomed addition to beds, borders, containers or for forcing. For best visual impact, plant in groups (at least 10 to 15 bulbs) or mixed with any other flowering bulbs. Excellent as cut flowers!
- To be planted in fall.
- Eating may cause severe discomfort and may cause a skin allergy.
A symbol of spring, tulips are the most popular spring bulbs and most gardeners reserve them a spot in the garden or in containers. Grown for their attractive, vibrantly colored flowers, there are currently over 3,000 registered varieties, which are divided into fifteen groups, mostly based on the flower type, size and blooming period of the tulip.
Single Early Tulips are fabulous as bedding plants and for forcing in late winter. Rising to 10-18 in. tall (25-45 cm) in early-mid spring, they are some of the earliest bloomers, blooming after Fosteriana or Kaufmanniana tulips. They have very strong stems that will withstand wind and rain and feature single, cup-shaped blooms, about 3 in. wide (8 cm). Mid-sized, they offer a rich variety of colors, from white to dark purple, and are often margined or flamed with a contrasting color. As an added bonus, some of them are fragrant as well. Many of these tulips are great for forcing.