Greenland Tulip

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Greenland is sometimes spelled, Groenland for its Dutch pronunciation. In some catalogs you'll find it spelled the Dutch way. 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 how to identify spring blooming flower bulbs. And we're talking about one of my favorite tulips in my yard called Greenland. So Greenland is sometimes spelled, G-R-O-E-N-L-A-N-D, for Groenland the dutch pronunciation. So in some catalogs you'll find it spelled the dutch way. But in America we call it Greenland. And it's easy to identify because it's so unusual. It has a green stripe with a little bit of cream, and then pink edges. And we call it the watermelon tulip, because it kind of looks like a watermelon. And when it's bright sunny day, a lot of times it will even appear to be darker pink. And because we haven't had a lot of sun this year in the spring, it seems to be a little softer pink. Because in years past it's been a much darker pink. It's a little bit taller daffodil than a lot of my others. And it's just a beautiful long lasting daffodil that no two look the same. And it's almost like someone just painted the green stripes on it. Two colored flowers are really popular these days, and this is even a better bonus. You have three colors, because you got green, cream and pink. It would be the highlight of your yard if you had it. Next we'll talk about another beautiful tulip, Burgundy Lace.