Viridiflora Tulips - Green Tulips

Viridiflora means green flower, and all Viridiflora Tulips have petals with green streaks. Streaks, which are mixed up with plenty of other colors, making these some of the most colorful of all tulips.

That, coupled with a very long and late flowering period (usually May), has made them a very useful spring plant as well as a favorite of florists, who also like that these flowers are long-lasting in the vase too.

Tulip 'Nightrider'
Tulip 'Nightrider'

Tulip 'Nightrider'

Simple single bright purple and green flowers, growing to a height of 18" (45cm).

Tulip 'Flaming Spring Green'

A sport of the old apple and white variety 'Spring Green', 'Flaming Spring Green' has added raspberry ripples to the mix. One of a kind.

Tulip 'Flaming Spring Green'
Tulip 'Flaming Spring Green'
Tulip 'Hollywood'
Tulip 'Hollywood'

Tulip 'Hollywood'

Green again, but this time mixed with crimson and wine to dramatic effect. Try it with other late-flowering red tulips

Height is 15" (45cm).

Tulip 'Spring Green'

A very popular and very beautiful white tulip, Spring Green has petals marked with apple-green feathers, which fade and spread as they open.

Tulipa 'Spring Green' Looks great in a white garden mixed with silver or with other green-tinged white flowers, such as Aquilegia 'Green Apples'.

Tulip 'Spring Green'
Tulip 'Spring Green'
Tulip 'Green River'
Tulip 'Green River'

Tulip 'Green River'

Leaves edged with gold and soft salmon and green flowers.

Tulip 'Virichic'
Tulip 'Virichic'

Tulip 'Virichic'

Perhaps the best Viridiflora Tulip, Tulipa 'Virichic' mixes rose pink, green and pale yellow to great effect. In April and May spidery petals arch, curl and fling themselves about as they open, giving these flowers a slightly wild elegance.

Tulip Greenland

An unusual and beautiful tulip, Greenland has satiny petals in shades of green, yellow and rose.

Flowering Time

They flower around the same time as Parrot Tulips, some Peony Tulips (double late tulips), Lily-flowered Tulips and some Fringed Tulips.

Companions

Apart from Tulips flowering at the same time (Parrot, Double Late, Lily-Flowered and Fringed), Drumstick Alliums are also useful companions, providing contrasting form if they flower in May and, if they flower later in June, plenty of foliage to hide the tulips leaves as they die back.

May flowering Alliums include Allium altissimum Goliath, Allium Ambassador, Allium Beau Regard, Allium Firmament; Allium Gladiator, Allium Globemaster, Allium His Excellency; Allium Early Emperor; Allium White Empress and Allium Ivory Queen. Drumstick Alliums which begin to flower in June include Allium cristophii, which has massive sparkly flower heads, Allium Firmament and Allium giganteum.

More Spring Bulbs

Prolong your spring display with earlier flowering bulbs such as Greigii Tulips (March and Early April), Fosteriana Tulips, Kaufmanniana Tulips, Single Early Tulips, some Peony Tulips (Early), Triumph Tulips, Darwin Tulips and Single Late Tulips.

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mactavers 2 years ago

Loved your photos and the Hub. It's too hot most places in AZ to grown them, but many of the stores import them.


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chayes7 2 years ago from UK Author

Thanks for your nice comment.

I think tulips sometimes work in hot climates if you stick the bulbs in the fridge for a couple of months before planting them in January.


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poetryman6969 2 years ago

Such beautiful flowers.

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