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The Magic of Tulips at Ironstone: A Guide to Our Collection

You’ve seen our article about the thousands of daffodils on and around the property at Ironstone Vineyards — if you haven’t, here’s a great guide to all of the different species we have on the property: https://www.ironstonevineyards.com/daffodils/ — now it’s time to take a look at all of the tulips! In this article we’ll dive into all of the different types of tulips that exist on the property and what to look for when trying to identify them. Come by Thursday through Sunday and see how many you can spot for yourself!

Tulip Triumph

Largest group of Tulips, sturdy stems that withstand April showers. Most are 10-16” tall, single cup shaped flowers with vibrant colors.  Wind/weather resistant

Kung Fu Tulips at Ironstone Vineyards

Kung Fu Tulips at Ironstone Vineyards

The varieties we have on site are:

Apricot FoxxApricot Foxx
Cape TownCape Town
Carnaval de RioCarnaval de Rio
HelmarHelmar
HemisphereHemisphere
JimmyJimmy
Kissable TulipKissable Tulip
Kung FuKung Fu
Orange DreamOrange Dream
Paul SchererPaul Scherer
Pays BasPays Bas
Pretty PrincessPretty Princess
Princess IrenePrincess Irene
RonaldoRonaldo
SeadovSeadov
SnowboardSnowboard
Strong GoldStrong Gold
Strong LoveStrong Love
SuncatcherSuncatcher
Synaeda BlueSynaeda Blue
Synaeda AmorSynaeda Amor
World FriendshipWorld Friendship

Tulip Darwin

Up to 20” tall. Egg shaped, single blooms up to 3” wide. Sturdy long stems make them great for cut flowers. Among the best naturalizers, providing blooms for up to 5 years. Mid-late spring blooming.

World's Favorite Tulip at Ironstone Vineyards

World’s Favorite Tulip at Ironstone Vineyards

The varieties we have are:

American DreamAmerican Dream
Apricot PrideApricot Pride
Design ImpressionDesign Impression
ApeldoornApeldoorn
Banja LukaBanja Luka
Golden ParadeGolden Parade
Apricot ImpressionApricot Impression
Blushing ApeldoornBlushing Apeldoorn
Lady van EijkLady van Eijk
Olymic FlameOlymic Flame
Pink PridePink Pride
Red PrideRed Pride
Triple ATriple A
White Clouds (Hakuun)White Clouds (Hakuun)
World's Favorite TulipWorld's Favorite Tulip

Tulip Parrot

Feathery-edged blooms are heavily fringed and scalloped. 14-26” Tall. They need protection from wind and heavy rain. Late Spring. Most are mutants from single late and triumph Tulips.

The varieties we have are:

Amazing ParrotAmazing Parrot
Black ParrotBlack Parrot

Tulip Fosteriana

10-20”tall. Solitary bowl shaped 5”flowers. Sometimes fragrant. Among the best for perennializing and naturalizing, as well as forcing. Early to mid spring.

Orange Emperor Tulip at Ironstone Vineyards

Orange Emperor Tulip at Ironstone Vineyards

The varieties we have are:

Exotic EmperorExotic Emperor
White Emperor (Purissima)White Emperor (Purissima)
Red Emperor (Madame Lefeber)Red Emperor (Madame Lefeber)
Yellow EmperorYellow Emperor

Tulip Fringed

Height and flowering periods will vary somewhat among this group, since all are mutants from various other groups of Tulips. All have finely cut fringes on petal edges. Mid-Late blooming.

The varieties we have are:

FringedFringed
Fancy FrillsFancy Frills

Tulip Lily Flowering

Very graceful elegant flowers with pointed, reflexed petals. 16-24”tall. Protect from wind and heavy rain since they all have thin stems. Good for cutting. Some are fragrant

Maggie Daley Tulip a Ironstone Vineyards

Maggie Daley Tulip a Ironstone Vineyards

The varieties we have are:

Elegant LadyElegant Lady
FireworksFireworks
Jennie ButchartJennie Butchart
Whispering DreamWhispering Dream
White TriumphatorWhite Triumphator
Maggie DaleyMaggie Daley

Tulip Viridiflora

Unusual flowers, they are green, often in combination with a second complementary color (stripes or flames) 16-20” tall, long lasting blooms (up to three weeks). Late season.

The variety we have is China Town (pictured below)

Tulip China Town

Tulip China Town

 

 

Tulip Single Early

10-18”tall. Among the earliest to bloom, opens in cooler weather. Long lasting flowers.

Flair Tulip at Ironstone Vineyards

Flair Tulip at Ironstone Vineyards

The varieties we have are:

ApriconaApricona
Candy PrinceCandy Prince
FlairFlair
Flaming PrinceFlaming Prince
Sunny PrinceSunny Prince
White PrinceWhite Prince

Tulip Single Late

Among the earliest to bloom, opening in cooler weather. Long lasting flowers. 18-30” tall

Stunning Apricot

Stunning Apricot Tulip at Ironstone Vineyards

Some other varieties we have are:

Big SmileBig Smile
Queen of NightQueen of Night
Blushing BeautyBlushing Beauty
YosemiteYosemite

Tulip Double Early

12-16” tall. Double flowers that resemble Peony flowers, can be as wide as 10”. Protect from rain & wind. Early spring blooming.

Tulip Limousine at Ironstone Vineyards

Tulip Limousine at Ironstone Vineyards

Some other varieties we have are:

NorthcapNorthcap
OrcaOrca

 

Tulip Double Late

12-16” tall. Double flower that resemble Peony flower, can be as wide as 10”. Protect from wind and rain. Late spring blooming.

Tulip Copper

Tulip Copper

Other varieties we have are:

Black HeroBlack Hero
Dream TouchDream Touch
Gudoshnik DoubleGudoshnik Double
Tulip CopperTulip Copper
VogueVogue
SunloverSunlover

Now that you are a mater in the Tulip department it’s time to make a trip out to Ironstone and have a look for yourself! How many of these varieties can you identify? Take some pictures and tag us! @ironstonevineyards

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