Fall Bulb Planting - Front Yard Tulips and Allium 2018
About ten days ago, I shared a photo of a set of fringed tulip bulbs that I expected to get in the ground. You can see that post here. They're called Crystal Beauty and are a reddish-pink in color. I ended up buying two packages of them and put them in the spot you see above. Along with these other "double late" Orange Princess Tulip bulbs. All-in, there are now 50 little bulbs in the ground in our front beds in between the large Maple tree and our hostas and from the sign post you see in the photo above and the edge of the bed.
Here's the packaging of the Orange Princess bulbs, but note they're called "Double Late".
What's that mean? From Gardenia.net:
Award-winning Tulip 'Orange Princess' is a lovely peony-flowered tulip featuring light nasturtium-orange petals, flushed with reddish-purple and glazed lightly in warm pink. Its chubby bowl-shaped flowers are also tipped with green on the outer petals.
...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).So they're late-blooming and look like peonies? Sounds like a perfect fit for us, right?
In addition to the tulips, I also planted a handful of allium bulbs in front, behind our boxwoods.
These are the same Purple Sensation bulbs that I planted last year in the back and posted about last month.
I'm going to try to put down something to keep the squirrels from harvesting my bulbs, but I'm hopeful that we'll get a nice show in the Spring with these beauties coming to life in our front yard.