Dreams of huge ice cream cones often coincide with our memories of spring and all the fun associated with this special season.
But these unusual tulips offer a constant reminder that warmer weather is on its way with their unique blossoms that resemble an ice cream.
The first sign of color in our yards and in our surrounding green spaces is sure to bring joy to anyone’s heart after the bareness of winter.
But these stunning tulips, which have at least twice the number of petals as regular tulips, offer a pop of color that is guaranteed to signal that spring is finally here.
This celebrated tulip called “Ice Cream” Tulip which have soft pink petals and what looks like a scoop of ice cream on top, is so loved by green thumbs around the world that festivals are held in its honor.
“One of the more ‘out there’ looking Tulips, Tulipa “Ice Cream” first appeared on the scene in 1999,” according to Amsterdam Tulip Museum.
“Created by well-known breeding and distribution company Vertuco BV, it features soft pink petals at its base, with fluffy white petals pouring out on top, like a Sundae or scoop of, yes, ice cream.”
These rare blooms grow up to 16 inches tall and bloom late April and early May. For those who want to grow these special flowers the bulbs need to be planted in the fall and after flowering do not require pruning.
I need these beautiful blooms in my life.
With flower festivals cancelled this year please share with all your green thumb friends and help raise their spirits today.