Award-winning Tulip 'Blue Heron' is truly a special tulip: when it opens up, its violet-purple petals, delicately edged with a crystalline fringe, delightfully contrast with the paler inner tepals. Blooming in mid-late spring, this spectacular member of the Fringed Tulips group enjoys a long stem and will look ravishing in a vase!
- Growing up to 24 inches tall (60 cm), this beauty will create dazzling harmonies with other mid season flowering bulbs.
- Awarded the prestigious Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society
- 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. 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.
More and more people are becoming interested in Fringed Tulips - so that these tulips now have their own group. It must be remembered, however, that because the tulips in this group are mutants from various other groups, that heights and flowering periods will vary somewhat among them. The one characteristic they have in common though, is their finely incised petals. Flowering in mid or late spring, they rise up to 14-30 in. (35-75 cm) and bring elegance to the garden.