Tulipmania #3

This collection is from Sarah Raven and called the Scented Copper Tulip Collection  – includes tulips ‘Ballerina’ (very highly scented), ‘Bruine Wimpel’ (lightly scented), ‘Sarah Raven’ (unscented) and Tulip whittallii (highly scented).

I’m not sure about the scent, I shall have to get a bit closer to them, but the colours are fabulous and in the sunshine they glow like stained-glass lanterns and I particularly love the shape of the lily-flowered goblets in deep damson.


20 Comments Add yours

  1. Robyn Haynes says:

    There are some there I’ve never seen before. Magnificent!

    1. Heyjude says:

      A beautiful collection.

  2. Beauty – and knowledge too!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Easy when it comes from the website! And I have had a sniff. The Ballerina ones smell like tangerines, the Bruine Wimpel has a fragrance, but I can’t identify it.

  3. restlessjo says:

    You did have fun with them! 🙂 🙂 And they’re very lovely. I can see why you would enjoy faffing about 🙂

  4. I’m enjoying these beautiful tulip posts so much. I’ve read articles about Sarah Raven and her beautiful garden work in Country Living magazine. Your photos really do these beautiful flowers justice, Jude.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I got bulbs from elsewhere too, but hers have been the best and the biggest flowers.

  5. Sue says:

    More marvels!

  6. BeckyB says:

    Stunning . . . never really think of tulips being scented albeit once made it to the Netherlands for one of their flower festival and do just about remember a lovely smell!

    1. Heyjude says:

      A very subtle fragrance, but the Ballerina is quite definitely orange blossom.

      1. BeckyB says:

        I love orange blossom . . . so will certainly look out Ballerina this Autumn 🙂 that way if I happen not to be ‘gallivanting’ out here next spring I will still be able to enjoy the smell of orange blossom back home

  7. Beautiful, breath takingly gorgeous! Love Love Tulips! Maybe I am descended from those who lived during Tulip fever days in The Netherlands?
    Thanks for posting!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Ah another tulip obsessive 😀

      1. I could say Tulip Tragic!! LOL!!

        1. Heyjude says:

          You can never have too many tulips, though it is cheaper to visit a garden that has mass planting!

        2. They don’t grow where i live, ( too warm) so I have to cope with purchased blooms in a vase! To me, Keukenhof in bloom is like paradise!

  8. Marvellous colours and variety, Jude. I can understand why you are so smitten with them. Had a visit to Kew gardens and what a spring show. Just loved the peonies, irises and tulips, galore.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I love peonies too and irises. I have irises but think it is too windy here for the peonies.

  9. Lucid Gypsy says:

    I didn’t even know that tulips have fragrance, but then I’ve never grown them.

    1. Heyjude says:

      You haven’t? Not a fan? Not many are scented and it is very subtle, the Ballerina is very like orange blossom. I may get some citrus trees for the conservatory eventually. Buying plants is not cheap!!

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