Angels Wish Tulip Bulbs
Tulipa Angel's Wish
Angel's Wish is a delightfully angelic bloom, the silky petals a just-off white shade, each petal with a wide brush-stroke of pale greeny yellow running from base to tip, which fades gently as the flower matures. It's an elegant single late tulip, so it has that classic goblet shape and flowers towards the end of the tulip season, in May. It's also tall and strong, so a lovely one for cutting and bringing indoors to decorate the home. If you're of the opinion tulips should be bright and breezy rather than cool and considered, there are plenty more in our range that will suit your tastes.
If you're planting tulip bulbs in borders and beds in the garden, do combine them with perennials or other bulbs that flower at the same time, in complementary colours. So creamy white Angel's Wish looks clean, fresh and wonderfully bright amid a frothy pool of blue forget-me-nots, or planted en masse among one of the cream or yellow varieties of fabulously scented wallflowers such as White Dame. Alternatively, you could go all out for May tulips and partner Angel's Wish with butter-yellow Golden Apeldoorn, which will bring out the yellow stripe on the petals of Angel's Wish. Barbie pink Fusarino Tulips would also make a rather fetching planting partner, creating a sea of pink and white ripples. Finally, it looks super sophisticated against a variegated evergreen backdrop – something like Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald n Gold' – the variegation bringing out its cream and green/yellow accents.
- Colour: cream with a pale yellow-green stripe down each petal
- Height: 60cm
- Scent: light
- Flowering: May
- Bulb Size: 10-11cm
- Planting Depth: 3 times the height of the bulb
- Planting Months: October-November
- RHS Award of Garden Merit
Will all my wishes come true?
Well, it's more than likely with this particular tulip variety, as its virtues have been given an Award of Garden Merit by the RHS, meaning it's reliable and attractive.