This is my fifth post in a series about the tulip growing trial I carried out last winter and early spring. I grew 49 different varieties, all of which came from the mail order bulbs supplier Bulbs Direct (except for Camargue and Menton Unique which I sourced from another supplier as they sold out really quickly). I had a collaboration with Bulbs Direct and am extremely grateful for the generous discount they gave me on my order. Without their generosity, I would not have been able to conduct such an extensive growing trial. It’s not too late to order tulips and other spring bulbs from their website. Normally they sell them up until the end of May. I highly recommend their range, quality, affordable prices and excellent customer service.
In this post, I will focus on the single pink tulip varieties I grew last year.
Single flowering pink tulips
I grew the following single flowering pink varieties last season.
This is a very early flowering Darwin tulip which is suitable for growing in climates with mild winters. It has long stems and makes an excellent cut flower.
Dynasty is one of my all-time favourite, top performing tulips. It is a medium shade of pink with medium stems. It is early to flower. Its sister is White Dynasty.
This is a pinkish purplish early flowering tulip with medium to long stems.
Carola is a middle-season flowering tulip with short stems.
I was very impressed with Anaconda. This variety flowers around the middle of the season and has long stems. It is a very bright shade of pink and is excellent for cutting. Highly recommended.
Grand Style is another mid-season single pink tulip. Its stems are even longer than Anaconda. I recommend using a plastic floral sleeve when arranging them in a vase as they tend to flop over otherwise. I sourced these from a shop called Oceans, which is in the flower auction building in Mt Wellington. Otherwise you can order them from their website.
This was the last of the single pink tulips I grew to flower.