This is my third post in a series of blogs about the tulip growing trial I conducted last winter. A massive thank you to the New Zealand bulbs supplier Bulbs Direct for giving me an extremely generous discount on my order as part of our collaboration. Without their generosity, it would not be possible for me to conduct such an extensive growing trial with so many different tulip varieties. Don’t forget that it’s not too late to order tulips for planting this season. They still have a really good range available on their website.
Single flowering yellow tulips
I absolutely love yellow flowers. In summer, we always have yellow sunflowers, zinnias and dahlias in the garden of various different shades ranging from lemon to golden yellow. In winter, I rely on daffodils and tulips for my yellow fix in the garden. Yellow tulips are so bright and cheerful. They will be sure to bring a smile to your face or others if you give them away. I grew the following single yellow flowering tulips last winter:
Here is some more information about each of them, as well as some photos. Note that they are a mixture of early, mid-season and late flowering varieties. If you love yellow tulips like me, it’s a good idea to plant a range of varieties for staggered flowering throughout the tulip season.
This is my all-time favourite yellow tulip. It is very early to flower and produces strong medium to long stems. Friendship is a great cut flower and is sure to add cheer to any garden and home.
This is another beautiful early flowering single yellow tulip which flowered straight after Friendship. It has medium to long stems and looks lovely in a vase.
This variety flowered about the same time as Balroyal Honey but had slightly shorter stems. It is beautiful, too.
This is a mid-season single flowering yellow tulip which has medium to long stems. It is lovely.
Although I said above that Friendship is my favourite yellow tulip, Camargue is among my favourite, top performing tulips of all time. What distinguishes Camargue from all other tulips I have grown is its extra long stems. This variety benefits from being inserted in a plastic floral sleeve so the flowers sit upright, as they have a tendency to droop. You can buy these from a floral supplies shop or ask your local florist if they are able to sell you some. Camargue is a late flowering yellow single tulip variety.
This variety was the last to flower out of all my single flowering yellow tulips. Golden Parade is a beautiful tulip in a rich, golden shade of yellow.