Princess Irene Tulip

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Princess Irene is another two-tone tulip; no two are the same. Learn how to identify springtime flowers in bloom from a sustainable gardener in this free video. View Video Transcript

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Yolanda Vanveen

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Hi, this is Yolanda Vanveen, from And in this series, we're learning all about how to identify our spring blooming flower bulbs. One of my favorite tulips is Princess Irene. It's another two tone, that is just the most ultimately beautiful tulip in your yard. And I could just spend hours looking at them because there's no two are the same. And the way that the burgundy and the orange kind of mixes together, it's like someone just barely took a paint brush and painted them. They kind of have a little bit of a feather look to them as well. And they kind of have all different colors in them. The insides actually has a yellow center. And then they almost have a more of a bronze to an orange as they fade out to the ends. So they pretty much cover almost all of the sunset colors, which I think are beautiful. Hibiscus do that as well. And I just think the vibrant orange, again, I love oranges in the garden in the spring. there's very few orange in the spring. There's lots in the summer, you always have day lilies, and lilies, and all types of orange flowers. But in the spring, there's very little orange. And when I see this orange in the spring, it makes me realize that summer is going to come. And it will warm up, and that I can enjoy these flowers until my summer flowers bloom. Next, we'll talk about a different traditional spring blooming flower bulb. The Muscari, or grape hyacinth.