Varieties and types
Once tulip lovers were upset that the period of flowering plants was short. Now this problem is solved, since at the moment there are more than 4 thousand varieties. However, some of them bloom in the course of 1.5 months.
All varieties are divided into 3 conditional groups. The fourth group includes hybrids and natural species.
Varieties of tulips (video)
Each group consists of classes that collect flowers of certain shapes, sizes and colors. So, what are the varieties of tulips?
Early blooming tulips
This class includes only 2 classes - this is terry early and simple tulips. These species were bred in the 17th century, but they have not lost their popularity to this day.
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Mid-season tulips are a class Triumph and Darwin hybrids. Consider them in more detail:
- In a separate class Darwin hybrids isolated in the 20th century. The diameter of the flowers is more than 10 cm, the shape is goblet-shaped, the height is up to 80 cm. The main color is red, but recently the appearance of flowers with a two-tone color has been observed. Tulips bloom in early May, resemble poppies in appearance. Spring frosts tolerate well. Popular varieties can be called Red Parade, London, Oxford, yellow-red - Artist;
- class Triumph received, crossing Darwin hybrids and simple early tulips. Stems tall - 70 cm, large flowers, goblet. Bloom from late April. The presented type is grown mainly for cutting and for arranging flower beds. The most numerous class. Popular varieties are pure white or carmine red Alba, pale lilac Aviator Algiba.
Late ripe tulips
This group includes many varieties of tulips. These are as many as 7 classes, which are united by late flowering:
The best companions for tulips
Are you thinking about what to plant tulips with? In order to answer this question, it is necessary to decide whether you plan to dig flowers every year or will keep them in one place for 4 years.
- If you are going to dig up plants every year, the best neighbors for them will be daffodils, muscari and hyacinths. In the spring flowerbed due to simultaneous flowering will look very beautiful. Then it will be enough to dig up the flowers and plant new ones.
- Do not intend to dig up tulips every year? Then it is necessary to place annuals and perennials near them.
- The most common option is a combination of tulips with hosts or bruners.
- The classic method is a combination with forget-me-nots.
- Tulips with ground-cover perennials look good: Obrietta, awl-shaped phlox, arabis, Sedum.
So, at the moment there are a huge number of different varieties of tulips.
They differ in shape, color and flowering time. Properly combining early and late-flowering varieties, it is possible to achieve continuous flowering of the flowerbeds. Do not forget that not all plants will become a good neighbor tulip.
What are the varieties of tulips (video)