The Bicolor Collection
The Bicolor Collection consists of three beautiful Rembrandt type tulips in various colour combinations. Helmar is one of the oldest listed tulips.
Carnival De Rio
Flying at full mast, ‘Flaming Flag’ parades the spectacle of its marvellous markings with a flourish. A crisp white background accentuates bold brush strokes on the petals, with feathering of pale periwinkle through to deep mulberry. Blades of handsome, grey-green foliage stand bolt upright, striking a fine figure against the flowers. The bicoloured beauty of this bloom will be enhanced alongside single-coloured tulips which pick out its white and purple tones. This splendid variety is an outstanding accent amongst borders and containers. The sturdy stems and remarkable patterning of ‘Flaming Flag’ make it a lavish cut flower to fill vases around the house.
With lashings of berry coulis swirled through a vanilla base, ‘Grand Perfection’ is like an indulgent scoop of raspberry ripple ice cream. An irresistible treat for your garden, this tantalising tulip makes a luscious addition to borders and pots. With its strong stems and gorgeous markings, this variety makes an excellent cut flower – bring a few stems indoors to adorn your home with sumptuous blooms. Proudly exhibiting an Award of Garden Merit from the RHS, ‘Grand Perfection’ proves robust to grow, as well as exquisite to behold.
Resembling the tulips of Dutch Master still-life paintings, the picturesque blooms of ‘Helmar’ are a true work of art. Decorated with dramatic streaks from a primary-colour palette, flames of ruby red lick up canary yellow petals. Now the result of careful breeding, free from the virus which caused the broken patterning of historical tulips, ‘Helmar’ is a picture of health. Drawing the gaze of all who visit your garden, this bi-coloured variety will provide an artistic accent amongst borders and container displays. The sizeable flowers borne on lengthy stems are perfect to fill vases around your home.
Bicolor Tulip Holland Queen
Large yellow petals with vibrant red streaks.
With petals of crisp white meringue drizzled with rich crème de cassis, ‘Rem’s Favourite’ is a stunning mid-season tulip. The name of this variety is a nod to the artist Rembrandt who was born in the city of Leiden, the hub of ‘tulip mania’ in the 17th Century. Along with other Old Dutch Masters, Rembrandt depicted these highly prized bicolour flowers in his paintings. This extraordinary, intricately patterned cultivar will be an asset to your borders and containers. The elegant, triumph blooms are held aloft on long, strong stems, providing an equally glamorous cut flower for the house.
‘Washington’ is an apt name for a tulip: Washington state is the largest producer of tulips in the US and is home to the famous Tulip Festival. Each year, Skagit Valley is carpeted with spring bulbs for a riot of colour, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors. The variety ‘Washington’ is a celebration of all the vibrancy that tulips have to offer: each bloom is a flaming beacon, glowing with flares of fiery red and yellow. Dot the bulbs amongst your borders and containers to sample the glory of the festival in your own garden, without having to travel or beat the crowds.
Gazing upon this extraordinary ‘Bicolour Mix’, you will understand the fever-pitch of enthusiasm for two-tone tulips during the 17th century. Carefully chosen to compliment and offset one another, this combination of varieties offers swathes of bold, streaked blooms. Glowing ruby and gold, this collection will be the triumphant jewel in the crown of sunny borders and containers, bringing splendour to your spring display. If you can bear to snip the stems, they make wonderful cut flowers. The assortment included provides a ready-made floral arrangement of well-matched blooms.