Spring blooming tulips along with daffodils are some of the first colorful flowers we see in our gardens as Winter begins to wind down. Tulips are available in a variety of bloom colors to suit many diverse landscaping needs.
Did you know that fall is actually the best time to plant tulip bulbs for enjoyment next spring? Yes, tulips need the proper amount of time to ensure they bloom in early spring. Tulips bloom during three different periods of Spring: early Spring, mid Spring or late Spring. For continuous color in your garden, try planting some bulbs that bloom in early Spring, some that bloom in mid Spring and a few that bloom in late Spring. This will ensure that you have continuous color throughout the Spring season!
Spring Blooming Tulips – Loved by Deer!
One word of caution: Tulips are not deer resistant. So, if you have deer in your neighborhood, you can either plant Tulips in an enclosed area where deer cannot access them, plant Tulip bulbs in a container, or consider planting Daffodils which deer seem to be uninterested in.
For information on planting fall Daffodil bulbs, be sure to see our post on 26 Spring Blooming Daffodils.
If deer are not present in your neighborhood, then Tulips are an excellent choice for Spring blooming bulbs. These 28 Tulips can brighten your garden after a long, cold winter season. Plant Tulip bulbs in early Fall for incredible color next Spring in your garden. Trust me, next Spring you’ll be glad you did!
For adding color to your garden, consider these. We’ve found 28 Spring Blooming Tulips that can recharge your Winter garden as it transitions into a Spring garden. There are many Tulips to choose from and some with fragrance. Brighten your Winter landscape with any of these Spring Tulips. Take a look at these Tulips and let us know what you think.
Apricot Impression Tulip
The beautiful Apricot Impression Tulip blooms are apricot and pink that appear in mid Spring. The Sun loving Apricot Impression Tulip grows between 20 to 22 inches tall. The Apricot Impression makes great cut flowers for enjoyment indoors. Grows in zones 3 to 8 in full Sun. Blooms in May.
2. Barcelona Tulip
The Barcelona Tulip is a fuchsia purple accented by a primrose yellow base that blooms in May. The sun loving Barcelona Tulip can reach up to 24 inches tall. The Barcelona Tulip makes a great companion plant next to white daffodils. Grows in zones 3 to 8 in full Sun.
3. Maureen Tulip – Spring Blooming Tulips
The Maureen Tulip has large oval shaped creamy white blooms. The Maureen Tulip is considered one of the best white tulips reaching 26 to 28 inches tall. The Sun loving Maureen Tulip blooms in May, can be grown in a garden container, in flower beds and as cut flowers. Grows in zones 3 to 8 in full Sun.
4. Dordogne Tulip
The Dordogne Tulip has large, oblong blooms with shades of raspberry, orange, and tangerine. A Sun lover, the Dordogne Tulip blooms in May reaching between 25 and 27 inches tall. Lovely in cut floral arrangements and can be easily grown in garden containers. Grow in zones 3 to 8 in full Sun.
5. White Flower Farm Orange Perennial Tulip
The White Flower Farm Orange Perennial Tulip has warm yellow bowls that gradually turn to a glowing apricot orange similar to a summer sunset. The Orange Perennial Tulip blooms in May, reaching between 18 to 20 inches tall. A Sun lover, the Orange Perennial Tulip is a beautiful addition to any landscape. Grows in zones 3 to 8 in full Sun.
6. Bridal Bouquet Tulip
The Bridal Bouquet Tulip is a beautiful combination of white, pink, and salmon blooms that appear in April and May. The easy to grow Bridal Bouquet Tulip grows 14 to 18 inches tall. Bridal Bouquet Tulip likes either a sunny garden or a part Sun and part shade garden. Grows in zones 3 to 8.
7. La Belle Epoque Tulip
The La Belle Epoque Tulip has pink, apricot flowers that bloom in April through May. The easy to grow La Belle Epoque Tulip reaches between 22 to 24 inches tall. La Belle Epoque Tulip does well in either a sunny garden or a part Sun and part shade garden, makes a great cut flower, and great for your landscape. Grows in zones 3 to 8.
8. Beauty of Apeldoorn
The Beauty of Apeldoorn has red, orange, and yellow flowers that reach 20 to 24 inches tall. Tulip blooms in April and May, with brilliantly colored red orange feathered with yellow for a luminous quality. Beauty of Apeldoorn grows best in a part shade and part Sun to full Sun garden area. Grows in zones 3 to 8.
9. Charming Beauty Tulip
The Charming Beauty Tulip have frilly, double blooms in apricot, orange, and pink shades that bloom in April and May. Charming Beauty Tulip reaches 22 to 24 inches tall, prefers either a sunny garden or a part shade garden. Plant Charming Beauty Tulip in a cut flower garden or use in a Garden bed. Grows in zones 3 to 8.
10. Pink Star Tulip – Spring Blooming Tulips
The Pink Star Tulip has pink and apricot double blooms that appear in April and May. Commonly known as a “peony tulip” because of its many petals, the Pink Star Tulip, looks stunning. Plant in a cut flower garden for fresh Spring bouquets. Reaches up to 22 inches tall, likes both a Sun and partial shade garden areas. Grows in zones 3 to 8.
11. Red Impression Tulip
The Red Impression Tulip is a beautiful dark red colored tulip that blooms from April through May. Reaches between 20 to 24 inches tall, prefers Sun or partial shade. Easy to grow in zones 3 to 8.
12. Purple Prince Tulip
The Purple Prince Tulip is an early blooming traditional tulip in purple. Grows in zones 3 to 8 in part shade and part Sun to full Sun. Reaches about 18 inches tall. An easy to grow Spring bulb, the Purple Prince Tulip blooms in March and April.
13. Ad Rem Tulip and the Beauty of Spring Tulip
The Ad Rem Tulip and the Beauty of Spring Tulip are companion tulips that have extra large flowers on strong stems blooming in mid Spring. Grows in zones 3 to 8 in part shade and part Sun to full Sun. Fragrant Ad Rem Tulip is red orange reaching 20 inches tall. The Beauty of Spring Tulip is a softer hue combination of pale yellow petals edged in crimson and tops out at 22 inches tall. Both the Ad Rem and Beauty of Spring tulips are stunning in a landscape setting. Plant in a cut flower garden.
14. Triumph Mistress Tulip – Spring Blooming Tulips
The Triumph Mistress Tulip is a big, sugar pink tulip with a gently flared cup that blooms in early Spring. Grows in zones 3 to 8 in part shade and part Sun to full Sun. Reaches up to 16 inches tall. Plant in a cut floral garden and use in floral arrangements.
15. Bastogne Tulip
The Bastogne Tulip is a deep, rich, velvety red tulip. Grows in zones 3 to 8 in part shade and part Sun to full Sun. Reaches 18 inches tall. Blooms in mid Spring. Bastogne Tulip is a great choice for cut flowers. Ideal when planted en mass or used in a floral arrangement.
16. Citrus Squeeze Mix Tulip
The Citrus Squeeze Mix Tulip has rich colors of sunny red, orange and yellow on long stems that grow between 20 to 24 inches tall. Citrus Squeeze Mix Tulip blooms in mid Spring, and as you can see will make a stunning tulip bouquet. Citrus Squeeze likes a sunny, part Sun and part shade, or a shade garden area.
17. Creme Upstar Double Tulip
The Creme Upstar Double Tulip has luscious double petals in a blend of pastel colors of cream, pale yellow, apricot, pink, and rose. Creme Upstar Double Tulip has a sweet fragrance with tulip colors intensifying as blooms mature. An excellent cut flower, the Creme Upstar Double Tulip grows to 12 inches tall, and blooms in late Spring. The Creme Upstar Double Tulip does well in either a full Sun, part Sun and part shade, or a shade garden.
18. Double Shirley Tulip – Spring Blooming Tulips
The Double Shirley Tulip is an elegant fragrant double tulip with ivory white flowers trimmed in lavender. Blooms deepen in color as they age, with the purple feathering spreading across the petals. The Double Shirley Tulip looks stunning with lilacs, use in a cut floral arrangement. Reaches 12 inches tall. The Double Shirley Tulip does well in a sunny, part sun and part shade, or shade garden.
19. Exotic Emperor Tulip
The Exotic Emperor Tulip is a creamy white tulip with lime green highlights. As the tulips matures, a golden yellow center is revealed. Elegant Exotic Emperor Tulip grows to 18 inches tall, blooms in early Spring. Grow in containers. The Exotic Emperor Tulip likes a Sun, part Sun and part shade, or shade garden.
20. Fringed Lambada Tulip
The Fringed Lambada Tulip has salmon rose petals trimmed with golden yellow fringe that bloom in late Spring. Fringed Lambada Tulip make great floral bouquets. Tops out at 18 inches tall. Grows in full Sun, part Sun and part shade, or a shade garden.
21. Double Margarita Tulip – Spring Blooming Tulips
The Double Margarita Tulip is a stunning double tulip with the beauty of a rose. Double Margarita Tulip has deep purple to violet shades that is lightly fragrant. The Double Margarita Tulip blooms in early Spring. Reaches up to 16 inches tall. Plant in containers. Double Margarita does well in a Sun, part Sun and part shade, or shade garden.
22. Mary Ann Tulip and Red Emperor Tulip
The Mary Ann Tulip and Red Emperor Tulip are a companion set of tulips that bloom in early Spring. The Mary Ann Tulip is a two tone deep rose color with soft pink and white petals and a yellow base that reaches 12 inches tall. The Red Emperor Tulip is a red tulip that grows up to 18 inches tall. The combined Mary Ann Tulip and the Red Emperor Tulip gives a bright cheery effect to your garden.
23. Lily Flowering Merlot Tulip
The Lily Flowering Merlot Tulip is a deep jewel-tone color with shapely flared petals that look amazing in a Spring bouquet. The Lily Flowering Merlot Tulip blooms in late Spring, grows up to 20 inches tall, and likes either a Sun, part Sun and part shade, or a shade garden.
24. Double Monte Orange Tulip
The Double Monte Orange Tulip is a double brilliant and bold tangerine orange blossom with a sunny yellow center that blooms in early Spring. The Double Monte Orange Tulip grows up to 16 inches tall, can be grown in containers, and likes a part Sun and part shade garden.
25. Triumph Ronaldo Tulip
The Triumph Ronaldo Tulip is a dramatic, purple maroon flower that can be paired with other plants that have an orange, yellow, pink or lavender blossoms. Triumph Ronaldo Tulip grows up to 18 inches tall, blooms in mid Spring, can be used as cut flowers, and likes a full Sun, part Sun and part shade or shade garden.
26. Yellow Pompenette Tulip and Sun Lover Tulip
The Yellow Pompenette Tulip and Sun Lover Tulip are companion tulips that blooms in late Spring. Yellow Pompenette Tulip has lemon yellow double blooms that grow up to 22 inches tall. A Sun Lover, this tulip has bold, blood orange blossoms that grow up to 16 inches tall. Perfect for a sunny garden.
27. Parrot King Tulip – Spring Blooming Tulips
The Parrot King Tulip has golden yellow blossoms brushed with dark orange, rose and green with crimped and feathered petal edges. Reaches 14 inches tall. Parrot King Tulip blooms in late Spring. Plant in a cutting flower garden. Exotic looking, the Parrot King Tulip likes a Sun, part Sun and part shade, or a shade garden.
28. Olympic Flame Tulip
The Olympic Flame Tulip has big, bright yellow blooms with crimson red brush strokes inside and outside the petals. The Olympic Flame Tulip blooms in mid Spring, grow up to 18 inches tall, and like a Sun, part Sun and part shade, or a shade garden.
Once the Winter season ends, wouldn’t it be great to see some garden color in your landscape? Spring Blooming Tulips can deliver that garden color to your landscape. Consider planting any of these Spring Blooming Tulips and you’ll be glad you did next Spring. Believe me, after what seems like a never ending Winter season, we all long for the slightest sign of the upcoming Spring blooms in our gardens. If you try any of these ideas let us know how you make out.
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