Sunday, May 1, 2011

Tulip Gallery, 2011 edition

a few old favorites and a few new loves. taken at the Conservatory Garden in Central Park the last week in April. enjoy.
Tulipa 'Ballerina'
Division 6 - Lily Flowered tulip

Tulipa 'Pink Impression'
Division 4 - Darwin Hybrid (seen above with Muscari 'Valerie Finnis')

Tulipa 'Cream Jewel'
Division 4 - Darwin Hybrid

Tulipa 'Prinses Irene'
Division 3 - Triumph

Tulipa 'Rembrandt's Favorite'
Division 3 - Triumph
Like daffodils (Narcissus), tulips are divided into many different Divisions, based on flower morphology (shape and design), plant size, and bloom time. Here's a decent link that lists the 15 Divisions if you are curious to learn a little more.

...and of course I have to mention the 20,000 tulips blooming in the north (French) garden.
This year a mix:
Tulipa 'Rosalie' (purple)
Tulipa 'Violet Beauty' (violet)
Tulipa 'Negrita' (light pink)
Tulipa 'Moonlight Mist' (yellow)
Tulipa 'Mariette' (hot pink)

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