• A Surprise Return

    12th May 2014Stephanie's BlogStephanie Donaldson

    A feature recently appeared in the Telegraph about tulips that reliably re-flower year after year at Great Dixter. Spring Green, Purissima, Negrita and Ballerina were on the list – and I have found they are all worth the effort of drying the bulbs and replanting them in the borders the following autumn. More in hope than expectation, I also replanted several other varieties of tulips in the borders and the surprise performer was Evergreen, a very strange late-flowering green tulip which is growing just as well in the ground as it did in pots. Once the peonies are in flower they will make an arresting combination. perennial tulips