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Lily Flowered Tulips

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Lily-flowered Tulip

Lily-flowered Tulip

Although 20th century introductions, Lily-flowered tulips look like the old-fashioned hourglass Turkish tulips brought to europe centuries ago.

In bud, petals are pointed and reflexed. In flower, they open wide to form six-pointed stars, revealing contrasting colored hearts. Some like Tulipa Aladdin and Aladdin's Record are edged with a third color, making for some astonishing color combinations.

They are much tougher than they look, with wiry wind-resistant stems and frost hardy bulbs, which naturalize well.

Lily-flowered Tulips are a small group, which used to be classified as Cottage Tulips, a group which no longer exists.

Height is variable.

Flowering Times

They flower in May, alongside Viridiflora, Fringed, Single Late and Parrot Tulips.

Tulip 'Aladdin's Record'

Aladdin's Record produces golden-edged, white-hearted and streaked pink-red flowers in May. A stunner.

Height is 18" (45cm).

Tulip 'Aladdin's Record'

Tulip 'Aladdin's Record'

Tulip 'West Point'

An RHS Award of Garden Merit Winner, Tulipa 'West Point' is a stunner, with its deeply waisted and pointed luminous yellow flowers. This is a stunner.

Contrasts well with dark tulips such as Queen of the Night or add more yellow with Aquilegia chrysantha.

Height is 18" (45cm).

Tulip 'West Point'

Tulip 'West Point'

Tulip 'Aladdin'

Mid-height lily-shaped scarlet-orange flowers are edged with gold, and leaves are glaucous. Try mixing it with red tulips - parrot and double late tulips flower around the same time.

Tulip 'Aladdin'

Tulip 'Aladdin'

Tulip 'China Pink'

Another AGM winner, China Pink is satiny pink with maroon low-lights and rose pink highlights.

Tulip 'China Pink'

Tulip 'China Pink'

Tulip 'Tres Chic'

A new variety, Tres Chic is tall, white and beautiful, with pointed buds opening to reveal yellow stamens.

Height is 18" (45cm).

Tulip 'Tres Chic'

Tulip 'Tres Chic'

Tulip 'White Triumphator'

One of the best white tulips, Tulip Triumphator has graceful hourglass buds, which open into luminous broad-petalled flowers with golden centers.

Height is 60cm (24").

Tulip 'White Triumphator'

Tulip 'White Triumphator'

More Spring Flowering Bulbs

Extend the flowering season by mixing Lily Tulips with April and March flowering bulbs: Greigii Tulips (March and Early April), Fosteriana Tulips, Kaufmanniana Tulips, Single Early Tulips, some Species Tulips, Peony Tulips (Early), Triumph Tulips, Darwin Tulips and Single Late Tulips.

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Bob Ewing from New Brunswick on November 05, 2020:

Thanks, most helpful