Plant Focus

One of the last tulips to show is this lovely slightly scented ‘Bruine Wimpel’ or ‘Malaika’ described as brandy-snap or caramel brown and lilac-pink. Not a brown tulip as such, but like a delicate tea stained silk, the colours are unusual and quite beautiful. And long-lasting too.

I’m  not sure if mine were true to form as they appeared much more orange than I thought they would be, although in the sunlight it is hard to capture their true colours.  Next to my other orange tulips though they definitely had a brownish hue.


23 Comments Add yours

  1. Tish Farrell says:

    Lovely blooms, Jude. Also Malaika = Swahili for ‘angel’, and the name of a ‘get under your skin become an ear worm’ hit in Kenya/East Africa.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Ooops, sorry about the earworm!

  2. Sue says:

    What wonderful tulips you are growing this year, Jude! Very vibrant.

    1. Heyjude says:

      They have been glorious and I shall repeat some next year with a few different ones I think.

      1. Sue says:

        Sounds good!

  3. Sad to see the last of them. They’ve been beautiful, and obviously given huge pleasure.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Most are finished now, the wind over the last couple of days hasn’t helped, though the nearly black ones in the front are still going!

  4. Yet another wonderful tulip, Jude. I’ve really enjoyed seeing them all.

    1. Heyjude says:

      One last one to come. Though the almost black ones are still flowering 🙂

  5. Colline says:

    A truly beautiful flower. I love tulips. They bring so much brightness and colour to a place.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I couldn’t agree more Colline 🙂

  6. Robyn Haynes says:

    Is this last one unfurling or finished blooming? Whatever the case, I love the water drops and colour

    1. Heyjude says:

      That one is opening, but a bit droopy!

      1. Robyn Haynes says:

        It’s just beautiful! But the photo really shows it off.

        1. Heyjude says:

          Thank you 🙂

  7. restlessjo says:

    Perfection! 🙂 I’ve just come from Paula’s ‘Imperfection’, but it looked good to me.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I shall go and visit Paula, and see what she has been up to lately 🙂

  8. BeckyB says:

    Beautiful ☺

  9. Lucid Gypsy says:

    I’ve got Miriam Makeba in my head too now, but that’s not a bad thing!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Hope you are doing OK Gilly. Hugs coming your way ((( ❤ )))

      1. Lucid Gypsy says:

        Thanks my lovely x🙂x

  10. The one with the raindrops is my favorite!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Raindrops always look lovely on flowers don’t they.

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