Early Single Tulips
The Early Single tulips are the first to bloom in mid April with one flower per stem. The flower is in the shape of a cup when in full bloom. Featuring strong stems, they stand up well in rainy or windy conditions and open fully in sunny weather. Excellent for beds, borders and forcing.
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With soft salmon-rose petals faintly flushed with streaks of raspberry, ‘Apricot Beauty’ glints with a pearlescent sheen and fades to the palest blush. The blooms of this belle are especially long-lasting, both in the garden and in the vase. As well as enjoying a sunny border, this variety is tolerant of partial shade, growing well in the dappled light of an orchard and in front of shrubs. Savour the fruity fragrance of ‘Apricot Beauty’ by filling pots by the door and next to walkways. This outstanding tulip has earned itself the esteemed RHS Award of Garden Merit for its superb performance.
With its soft lilac blooms, ‘Candy Prince’ resembles the iconic Parma Violet sweet. Each dainty petal is finely etched with deeper purple feathering, enhanced by a backdrop of silver-green foliage. Unlike some of the more gregarious tulips, this variety has a demure, muted air and makes an excellent partner to stronger characters such as ‘Negrita’. Alone, the subtle, pale blooms of ‘Candy Prince’ bring a feeling of cool peace and tranquillity to borders and container displays. Despite its delicate looks, sturdy stems remain robust even in inclement weather. Be sure to snip a few stems to enjoy the calming, pastel shades indoors.
With satiny, cerise petals fading towards a silvery, feathered edge, ‘Christmas Dream’ will have you tickled pink. Strikingly beautiful blooms add a pop of luscious, rich colour to borders and pots early in the season. The large, egg-shaped flower heads are supported by sturdy stems, making this tulip an excellent, robust garden plant, standing strong even in exposed positions. ‘Christmas Dream’ is also a superb variety for forcing – hence the name – the bulbs can be encouraged to bloom indoors in time for festive celebrations.
Topped by a head of gleaming, coppery, auburn locks, the glorious blooms of ‘Princess Irene’ will be the crowning glory to your spring garden. This fiery redhead ignites borders and container displays with the warming, amber hues of glowing embers. Each multi-tonal petal flickers with flashes of rust, burgundy and burnished bronze, enhanced by a background of blue-green foliage. Sturdy stems and a robust nature make this tulip suitable for exposed positions. The vigour and reliability of ‘Princess Irene’ have earnt this variety the accolade of an acclaimed RHS Award of Garden Merit.
‘Purple Prince’ reigns supreme with sumptuous blooms of deep purple, with a crown of golden anthers emerging from the centre of each bloom. The petals exhibit a velvety sheen, much like the Imperial robe worn for the Coronation. The colour purple has a long history of being associated with elite status, power, and wealth – the dye was originally so costly to produce that only rulers were able to afford it. Thankfully, we can all enjoy the lavish richness of ‘Purple Prince’ and relish the sense of majesty this tulip brings to the spring garden, elevating your pots and borders to regal splendour.
Like an awe-inspiring, multicoloured sky shifting from dusk to sunset, the blooms of ‘Salmon Prince’ change from coral pink to pastel peach, from soft apricot to primrose yellow as they mature. These chameleonic tulips provide endless interest as you watch their colours progress. Sturdy stems prove resilient to wind and rain, making this Single Early variety well suited to more exposed positions. If you are looking to make an impression in your borders, pots, and vases, ‘Salmon Prince’ offers unique impact early in the season.
A brilliant beam of clear, bright sunlight, ‘Sunny Prince’ is a heartening sight at the beginning of the season, hinting of warmer days to come. The cheerful, buttercup blooms capture and reflect the sun’s rays, seeming to be lit from within. The strong stems of this Single Early variety mean that it is unphased by rough weather and is suitable for planting in exposed locations. With large, cup-shaped flower heads sat atop broad, lush foliage this tulip is a beacon of light amongst borders and containers, full of the promise of spring.
Noble, upstanding, valiant – ‘White Prince’ brings a dignified refinement to your garden. Impeccable, marble white blooms are a picture of composure, creating a feeling of serenity amongst borders and container displays. Classical, goblet shaped tulips stand proudly on strong, upright stems, resilient against unpredictable weather. An exceptional addition to a white planting scheme, ‘White Prince’ adds a touch of sophistication in early spring. The sizeable blooms also make excellent cut flowers, bringing elegance to bouquets and floral arrangements.
An exhibition of regal splendour, our ‘Prince Mix’ unites the royal siblings of the tulip world to combine their individual qualities for maximum impact. The delicate lilac blooms of the modest ‘Candy Prince’ are bolstered by the rich purple of his bold brother, ‘Purple Prince’, and both are enlivened by a flash of the quick-witted, cheerful ‘Sunny Prince’. Appearing immediately after the Greigii and Kaufmanniana varieties have finished blooming, these Single Early tulips are strong and resilient, heroically withstanding inclement weather and exposed locations. The large, egg-shaped blooms in this collection appear simultaneously, for a magnificent pageant of colour.