Will Tulip 'Orange Angelique' become America's favorite like its cousin Tulip 'Angelique'? Highly probable. Just look at its lush and large double flowers and their whorl of luminous shades ranging from soft apricot to peach, with flushes here and there of pale cream and pale yellow. Deepening their hues as they mature, the peony-shaped blossoms can easily reach a span of 4 in. across (10 cm)! Blooming in mid-late spring, they are slightly fragrant and extremely long-lived in both the garden and the vase. You can rely on this acclaimed member of the Double Late Tulips to provide a stunning floral parade in your spring garden.
- Growing up to 18 inches tall (45 cm), this tulip creates dazzling harmonies with other flowering bulbs.
- Since the flowers can be damaged in extreme weather conditions (rain and wind), it is advisable to plant them in a sheltered location.
- 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.
Because of their shape, Double Late Tulips are also known as peony-flowered tulips. The flowers, which are always large and double, can easily reach a span of 4 in. across (10 cm). Since the flowers can be damaged in extreme weather conditions (rain and wind), it is advisable to plant them in a sheltered location. Growing up to 12-16 in. tall (30-40 cm) in late spring, Double Late tulips perform exceptionally well in regions having cold winters and late springs. Certain cultivars are suitable for forcing indoors.