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 thoughts on “Tulipmania #3

    • 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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

      • 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

  3. 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.

    • 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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