Tulip Parade: The Most Spectacular Varieties

Contents:
  1. Unusual colors;

It seems that recently we were happy to open another exhibition of tulips, but it’s time to say goodbye. To soften the sadness of parting with a beautiful holiday, by tradition, the final post will be the most spectacular, the most vivid and memorable. Let’s once again plunge into the atmosphere of the wonderful extravaganza of the Tulip Parade, admire the undisputed leaders of this year, who won more than one heart.

Today’s review of the most spectacular and original varieties will be accompanied not only by a short story about my perception of the flower, but also interesting facts about tulips, which many may be unknown.

Tulip Parade: The Most Spectacular Varieties

Do you remember what is considered the” cradle ” of tulips?

Tulip Parade: The Most Spectacular Varieties

In 1554, the Tulip was brought to Europe from Turkey by Ogier Ghislain de Busbec — Ambassador of Kaiser Ferdinand I to the Turkish Sultan.

Tulip Parade: The Most Spectacular Varieties

The word “Tulip” sounds like beautiful music in Turkish: “Lale”! Just listen to how melodic even the names of varieties can be – ‘Lasergame’…

Tulip Parade: The Most Spectacular Varieties

This two-color beauty struck visitors with mysterious tricks – after the rains, its flower stalks “spun”, which is clearly visible in the next photo. So far, I have not observed such unusual behavior of tulips.

Tulip Parade: The Most Spectacular Varieties

In times gone by, people were just as excited about tulips. The beauty of the flower was first sung by the Persian poet Hafiz.

Tulip Parade: The Most Spectacular Varieties

In one of the libraries of new York there is a Bible published in Milan in the XI century, in which 50 letters are decorated with an ornament depicting a garden Tulip. So these flowers could have grown in Italy before their bulbs were sent by Busbeck.

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This Tulip struck me as a harmonious multi-color. The edges of the snow-white petals are decorated with a bright pink border, and the backs are a shining lemon — lime color.

Tulip Parade: The Most Spectacular Varieties

It is known that in Holland, the founder of the Tulip industry was Carl Clusius, one of the most important botanists in Europe in the XVI century.

Tulip Parade: The Most Spectacular Varieties

It is known that the first red Tulip bloomed in 1577 in Brussels.

Tulip Parade: The Most Spectacular Varieties

But the first description of the Tulip as a beautiful flower with a pleasant aroma was given by Conrad Gessner (1516-1565).

Tulip Parade: The Most Spectacular Varieties

We still use the garden classification of tulips, which has been in effect since 1981. It includes 15 classes.

Tulip Parade: The Most Spectacular Varieties

It is practical to use. Knowing which garden class a particular variety is from, you can accurately determine the period of its flowering.

Tulip Parade: The Most Spectacular Varieties

Special article — the color of the flower. Sometimes it plays a key role in the uniqueness of the variety.

Unusual colors

Today, even red appears in various shades — red-yellow, red-lilac, red-pink.

Tulip Parade: The Most Spectacular Varieties

No less fascinating is the game of orange color.

Tulip Parade: The Most Spectacular Varieties

The uniqueness of some orange varieties is also that there is an interesting pattern on the back of the petals.

Tulip Parade: The Most Spectacular Varieties

Yellow tulips decorated the parade with a Golden glow from beginning to end.

Tulip Parade: The Most Spectacular Varieties

Despite the fact that the peak of popularity of yellow-red varieties has passed, they are still loved.

Tulip Parade: The Most Spectacular Varieties

At this year’s exhibition, I was pleasantly surprised by white tulips with various shades — light yellow, crimson, lilac, green.

Tulip Parade: The Most Spectacular Varieties

A charming duet of white and lilac.

Tulip Parade: The Most Spectacular Varieties

White plus green.

Tulip Parade: The Most Spectacular Varieties

No less delightful are the monotonous pure colors of tulips.

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Tulip Parade: The Most Spectacular Varieties

In groups, the beauty of color is even more expressive.

Tulip Parade: The Most Spectacular Varieties

The combination of unusual color and interesting shape is “doomed” to a resounding garden success.

Tulip Parade: The Most Spectacular Varieties

This year, at the flower parade, dark purple varieties received special attention from visitors. The first bloomed ‘Palmyra’ from the garden class Terry early.

Tulip Parade: The Most Spectacular Varieties

Then the baton was picked up by the name ‘Ronaldo’ from the garden class Triumph.

Tulip Parade: The Most Spectacular Varieties

A charming ‘Queen of Night’ from the garden class Simple late bloomed until the closing of the parade.

Tulip Parade: The Most Spectacular Varieties

Varieties with contrasting color combinations, unusual patterns or borders always attract attention.

Tulip Parade: The Most Spectacular Varieties

From such a variety of colors ripples in the eyes, but I want to admire the exotic flowers again and again!

Tulip Parade: The Most Spectacular Varieties

A bed of roses-this Association is caused by the following delicious Terry variety ‘Drumline’.

Tulip Parade: The Most Spectacular Varieties

Those who still considered the Tulip a cold flower should definitely see the gentle ‘Foxtrot’.

Tulip Parade: The Most Spectacular Varieties

The unusual varieties of the green-Flowered class still arouse the interest of most visitors to the parade. Exotic — not only in the green back of the petals,but also in a beautiful funnel-shaped flower.

Tulip Parade: The Most Spectacular Varieties

Multi-flowered varieties of tulips are also impressive.

Tulip Parade: The Most Spectacular Varieties

Everyone is literally fascinated by a mini-bouquet on a single peduncle.

Tulip Parade: The Most Spectacular Varieties

And finally-rare varieties that do not fascinate with their beauty, but when you tell your friends and acquaintances that the variety ‘General de Wet’ was created in 1904, the reaction is the same as for the most chic novelty!

Tulip Parade: The Most Spectacular Varieties

Our excursion into the world of beauty has come to an end. I hope that the wonderful views have filled you with positive emotions for a long time and helped you find worthy candidates for your flower beds. I wonder: which of the varieties became your favorite?

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