The verdict is in.
Last month when my tulips were just starting to open I had a hard time telling which was which (you can read that post HERE.) I had planted ‘Spring Green’ and ‘Angelique’ together in the same pots, and the first tulip to bloom looked to me like some sort of combination of them both!
Here’s a picture of the mystery tulip as it first opened:
It had the light green markings on the outer sides of the petals which looked like ‘Spring Green‘ to me, yet it was pink. Hmm.
As it continued to open it became very clear that it was actually ‘Angelique,’ and wow – is it ever lovely!
I love all the layers and the white base of the petals…and that beautiful golden center.
‘Angelique‘ is a shorter variety – at least mine are. These grew to about 12’ tall. I planted them in containers along with ‘Spring Green’ and ‘Queen of Night,‘ both of which are much taller, single varieties.
At the time of these photos, ‘Queen of Night’ had not yet bloomed. They are in full swing now, and I need to get some photos of them soon.
Here are the pictures I took before ‘Queen of Night’ opened:
That’s our new willow (“Fern Leaf”) privacy fencing in the background, by the way. As you can see, it doesn’t provide full privacy – I don’t think any of the rolled bamboo or willow fences do. But it does provide *some* screening and it looks better than chain link.
You can still see through it, so it hasn’t solved the problem of the barking puppy next door going crazy when he sees cats in our yard, but we still like the fence and will probably put up another one toward the back.
Actually, it’s probably a good thing that it’s not solid / 100% private – some sunlight can still get through there, and we need all we can get!
Back to the tulips:
Next time around I think I’ll plant the ‘Angelique’ bulbs by themselves, or with another shorter variety and keep the tall bulbs together.