Double Late Tulip 'Double Shirley' is one of Wendy's Faves this season...this is what she has to say:
Twice as much fun as the original Shirley tulip. This is a late season bloomer and as Double Shirley ages the purple edging starts to flow into the white, becoming the dominant colour. I’m planting them next to the Ice Cap Tulips for a prolonged show in my garden.
And you thought tulip Shirley was pretty! Double Shirley is even more sensational with layers of ivory white flowers and splashy purple markings.
These fully double tulips have large, ruffled petals that resemble peonies, in fact, they are sometimes referred to as Peony Tulips. Some are fragrant and all have flower heads that can reach up to 4 inches, 10 cm across which not only adds to their allure in the garden but as cut flowers as well. Just imagine your own home-made bouquet overflowering with a few of these spectacular blooms! They are considered late spring bloomers so if you're looking to extend your spring flowering season they're the perfect choice.