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7 Types of Tulips for Your Spring Garden

Springtime is the perfect time of year to get outside and enjoy some warm sunshine, blooming flowers, and fresh air. For avid gardeners everywhere, there is no better pleasure than planning and planting your own garden for the season. When it comes to brightening up your space with beautiful blossoms, a few vibrant tulips here and there go a long way!

Below are some of the different varieties of tulips that you can choose from so you can create an eye-catching floral display in your yard. Get ready to learn all about the gorgeous tulip species and find out which one best fits your design needs!

Double-Flowered Tulips

Double-flowered tulips are a delight for a gardener or flower enthusiast. With multiple layers of petals, these gorgeous flowers look like something out of a fairy-tale. They come in all kinds of colors and sizes, making them an excellent choice for adding beauty to your garden.


Tulipa Angélique
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Tulipa ‘Angélique’ is a gorgeous perennial that brings a burst of color to your garden or patio. Its double, pale pink flowers and green tepals will make heads turn!

Plant it in a sun-filled spot and give it some well–draining soil for best results. A splendid choice for urban landscapes, courtyard, and informal gardens. You can use this beauty as an edging or container plant. Tulipa ‘Angélique’ also makes an ideal cut flower when fresh blooms are what you’re after.

‘Orange Princess’

Orange Princess tulip
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If you want something a little different, try the Tulipa ‘Orange Princess.’ This stunning perennial flower will bring a burst of color to your outdoor décor, and its eye-catching double blooms are sure to draw admiring glances.

The flowers feature an orange hue with yellow in the inner petals, while red and green feathering adds an extra touch of interest. Growing best in full sun and well-draining soil, Tulipa ‘Orange Princess’ is relatively easy to care for, making it perfect for beginner gardeners.

Pro Tip: To keep this variety happy deadhead them after flowering to encourage new growth.

‘Carnaval de Nice’

Carnaval de Nice tulip
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For a truly elegant tulip variety, look no further than Tulipa ‘Carnaval de Nice.’ This beautiful double-flowered tulip grows up to 15 inches in height and features stunning gray-green leaves and white flowers tinged with deep red. With its unique and eye-catching look, it will add an extra touch of elegance to your container plants or patio.

Not only is this tulip visually appealing, but it’s also easy to care for too. All you need is some full sun and well-draining, sandy, loamy soil. It’s also great for coastal areas so you can enjoy it no matter where you are!

Lily-Flowered Tulips

Lily-flowered tulips are a beautiful and sophisticated addition to your garden. These flowers have the classic star-shaped blooms of lilies, but also come in countless varieties with unique color patterns and sizes.


Aladdin tulip
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Tulipa ‘Aladdin’ is a show-stopping addition to a garden. With its vibrant orangey-red petals and thin yellow line, this lily-flowered cultivar will brighten up your landscape in the spring. It’s the perfect way to bring a little bit of sunshine into your outdoor space with its eye-catching display!

This tulip variety loves full sun and well draining soil, making it an ideal choice for flower beds or boarders. Plant ‘Aladdin’ among other brightly colored blossoms for an oasis of cheerful color! And don’t forget to cut some blooms to enjoy indoors as well!

‘West Point’

West Point tulip
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‘West Point’ is a perfect addition to your urban or coastal landscape. Its tall, green foliage and light-yellow flowers with curved, pointed petals will bring brightness and life to your garden.

Blooming in late spring, the vibrant yellow flowers will make a statement! The perennial bulb prefers full sun, and well draining, fertile soil for optimal growth and flowering.

Fringed Tulips

The fringed tulips are another unique variety. Their petals have a small fringe along the edges, creating a delicate and textured effect. With their long stems and gorgeous blooms, these flowers will provide a stunning accent to your outdoor space.


Bastia tulip
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‘Bastia’ will add a splash of vibrant color to your garden with its light green leaves and double flowers on 15 inches tall stems.

During mid- to late spring, its petals range from golden shades flecked with true red to all dark red. This beautiful tulip variety loves the sun and prefers well-draining soil for ideal growth. This tulip is perfect for cut flower bouquets or container plants!

If you choose to display them in the window select an east, west, or south facing one.

‘Exotic Sun’

Exotic Sun tulip
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If you’re looking for something truly exotic, then tulipa ‘Exotic Sun’ might be perfect for your garden. Boasting gray-green leaves and fringed, deep-yellow, double flowers, it can add texture and color to a space.

Reaching up to 17 inches in height, this tulip variety will bring an exotic touch of sunshine against your outdoor backdrop! For best results, ensure that your ‘Exotic Sun’ gets plenty of direct sunlight and well-draining soil.

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Spring is almost here, which means it’s time to get outside and spruce up your garden! These tulips are a great option for inspiration. With so many varieties to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect blooms for your space. So, what are you waiting for? Get out there and start planning your dream garden today!

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