White tulips 5 varieties not to be missed
The white tulips are innumerable but there are some varieties that with a little patience and as much passion can be found quite easily in commerce. In this article we will present five varieties among the most famous and particular that the market can offer, in addition to some lesser known varieties that only true connoisseurs know.
Needless to say, Holland is the country that acts as a reference point for the cultivation and production of this species of bulbous plants, but fortunately, thanks to an increasingly connected world, nowadays it is possible in a few minutes to find the bulbs of almost all varieties on the internet, proceeding with an order that will send the chosen varieties directly to our home.
Let's see what are the best varieties of white tulips and what features they have in the following paragraphs.
Vintage tulip, but still very prestigious and loved. Its main characteristics are the elongated and simple corolla of a refined ivory white. Ideal for planting in the garden because the stem is short (no more than 25 cm) and very resistant: it guarantees prolonged flowering. The first corollas are seen at the end of March. Suitable for various uses: from the first floor of the borders to the formal flowerbeds. Given its compactness it goes perfectly with small herbaceous plants or other bulbous plants of the same size.
A very special white tulip. About 60 cm tall and with a late flowering, it has a beautiful white cup-shaped corolla. Its distinctive feature is the contrasting border, of a beautiful bright violet that, over time, fades into blue. This makes it a suitable flower to create beautiful contrasts in formal flowerbeds or borders: it goes very well with bright pinks, with light yellow or in a chromatic scale with blues. Its height, however, makes it susceptible to rain: we recommend placing it in sheltered positions. It's gorgeous as a cut flower.
Tulip that falls into the category "viridiflora", sought after for its particularity. Initially the cup is yellowish, but soon evolves into the purest white, while maintaining deep acid green streaks. It grows up to 50 cm in height and blooms quite late. Beautiful combinations with very dark tulips, with orange tones or with various types of foliage.
It grows up to 40 cm and has a late flowering. The peculiar characteristic is the shape of the tepals, typically wavy and curled. Also the color that passes from a cream to a pure white with blue reflections is unique. Despite the shape of the flower it is quite durable thanks to the resistant stem and the thick consistency of the glass.
It grows up to 45 cm and has intermediate flowering. Remarkable for the flower shaped like a lily, with pointed tepals which, when ripe, open outwards forming the typical bellflower, in the purest of whites. Suitable for flower beds, in the second row in borders and in vases. It goes well with other tulips with the same shape, for example in orange and then inserting other blue blooms.
How to use white tulips
It is not difficult to find beautiful white tulips. We can choose them in different shades, from the whitest white to cream or with contrasting touches. There are also many variations in the shape of the corolla and the petals, as well as in the dimensions.
Creating an interesting garden with these flowers is not at all difficult. We can use them in the rock garden, in the flower beds or in the various rows of borders. In general, and especially for white tulips, the advice is to give a natural and as casual as possible to our composition. At the time of planting we avoid arranging them in rows or in a too regular manner: let's rather drop them without paying too much attention to the position ... This is the key to obtaining the lightness and spontaneity that this color requires.
We can choose to use tulips of different shapes, but in the same tone or combine different colors. In the latter case it is advisable to use a single other color scheme, in contrast. We can choose a bright and warm nuance, like red or yellow: we will combine lightness with vivacity. Purple, purple or dark brown are even more impressive ...
The more delicate shades, such as blue, light blue, pink or light yellow, will instead give our garden a relaxing atmosphere. Let us remember that to get interesting associations we can also resort to other bulbs and or perennial herbs.
We also consider the idea of creating a completely white area: it will amaze you how elegant it can be!