After a decade of dominance in the catalogs of original variegated and vibrant varieties of tulips, trends began to change. At the exhibitions, the best designers of the world offer to remember the classics and give honor to the charming white tulips. Sparkling under the warm rays of the spring sun, they look in the garden in a special festive way. Meeting the spring after a long wait, the tulips seem to remind that white is not only the color of snow, but also the joyful triumph of flowering.10 most fashionable white tulip varieties
White tulips in a garden design
White tulips are one of the most underrated. Pure snow-white colors and all shades of light colors (which on the flower beds seem almost white and only designers and artists can understand the nuances) among tulips are not considered the most common color option. White color is more common in two-tone and multi-colored combinations than in pure form.
Perhaps the dominance in the selection of varieties with bright colors or complementary colors is due to the fact that in the spring, after a long winter, most gardeners want to use the opportunity to create more bright and colorful accents. But be that as it may, the trend toward crowding out white tulips has finally subsided. Snow-white tulips are back in fashion, and it's time to take a closer look at them.
White tulips have all the advantages of white plants in general. They are indispensable for giving the effect of internal glow and elegance, in a game with optical illusions. White tulips dilute gloomy and boring pictures and balance the green color of perennial leaves, bushes and trees, as well as the color of other crops (including other varieties of beautiful tulips).
In the design of the garden, white varieties of tulips are indispensable:
- in conifers and evergreens, as single accents or in small groups;
- in the foreground of the compositions;
- in flower beds and mixborders with late waking up plants that look gloomy during this period;
- on rock gardens and rockeries, on boulders or groundcover;
- in the first container compositions of street flowerpots;
- as a harmonizing element among other brightly colored spring stars, especially in plants with dark colors;
- to introduce the effect of profusely colored where there are only a few spring plants (the presence of even several white tulips doubles the effect of other plants).
The full beauty of these plants can only be appreciated in monochrome, white compositions. But do not underestimate the white tulips: they are ideal partners for any other tulips, great tools to emphasize the brightness of daffodils, muscari, irises, violets and other bright spring stars.
In the company of snow-white tulips, the beauty of forsythia and other flowering shrubs is revealed more fully, and all the flaws of the compositions are somewhat compensated. White tulips in a regular and romantic style are especially good.
The number of white varieties in catalogs was declining so rapidly that even today, the choice of tulips of this color is much more modest than yellow, red or pink varieties, not to mention multicolor color variations. But there are "untouchable" stars among white tulips. Cutting or garden, they cause only admiration and surprise with bright individual features.
Read more about the classification of tulips in the article All about the varieties of tulips - classes, groups and varieties.
The list of the most fashionable varieties of white tulips read on the next page.