Planting in fall pays off in spring! Step into spring with waves of color. Take a look at these tulip variety suggestions in classic color combinations.
Each year, Jimmy Turner and his staff plant almost half a million bulbs, primarily tulips, at the Dallas Arboretum. As senior
director of gardens, Jimmy designs the annual tulip show (this year, March 5-April 10). Here are some of his favorite color
combos to try in your yard.
Bulbs available in the fall through Brent and Becky's Bulbs.
Early-blooming double narcissus ‘Tahiti’ is joined by yellow double tulips ‘Monsella’ and ‘Monte Carlo’ in late March. A little later, fire engine red ‘Kingsblood’ tulips chime in to make it a four-color show.
Jimmy’s ode to everybody’s favorite color: pink! This trio offers three different shades: ‘Menton,’ in pale pink, ‘Dordogne’ in rose, and ‘Renown’ in deep rose.
The white ‘Clearwater’ tulip rises above a shorter ‘Purple Prince’ tulip to create a stacked effect.
Orange ‘Perestroyka’ tulips can appear either orange or pink, depending on what you plant with them. Here they glow with the golden yellow of neighboring ‘Falconet’ narcissus.
Purple and pink—a classic spring combination. The pink blooms of ‘Ollioules’ float above deep purple ‘Negrita’ tulips.
Prolific Panola ‘Lilac Shades’ pansies set the stage for the tulips and hyacinths. The lovely pink-and-white bicolor tulip
‘Beau Monde’ echoes the white hyacinth ‘Carnegie.’ The bright golden, pointed petals of tulip ‘Muscadet’ match the forsythia
in the background.
Splendid Tulip Displays