Names are such a fun reason to choose flowers for your garden but in the end, it is the beauty of the bloom that tempts us to plant and fall in love with them. There are a surprising number of blooms with regal names and many of them have great stories attached to their history. This collection contains 5 of my favourites for a magnificent royal show!
Royal Garden Collection includes:
6 Bridal Crown Narcissi
Bridal Crown is a multiple award winning Poetaz Narcissi that is highly fragrant and naturalizes well in sunny and well drained locations. You will bow down to the sweet scent and the many petals, surrounding the saffron star centre, will remind you of tiny white crowns.
12 Orange Monarch Crocus
The bi-coloured orange and near black blooms of Orange Monarch are very royal looking and remind me of Monarch Butterflies. They are distinctive and a rare shade of orange. Scatter them in the garden and they will appear like jewels every spring.
8 Sunny Prince Tulips
This is a single early tulip and has one of the most recognizable shapes in all the tulip kingdom, eggs! Sunny Prince tulips look like buttery yellow eggs, sitting atop thick green stems, surrounded by sword-like foliage. Majestic and beautiful with a slight fragrance, plant them in little ‘bouquet’ groupings in sunny areas.
6 Pretty Princess Tulips
This variety comes from one of the oldest and most popular tulips ever to come out of Holland, Princess Irene. Pretty Princess is a sultry rose pink with orange, purple and darker pink-red flames reaching up from the stem. Honestly royal in every way!
3 Allium 'Ivory Queen'
These glorious white ‘Queens’ of the garden are a complete surprise when they bloom in the late spring/early summer. They have wide, curling, gray-green leaves surrounding their short stems and then a majestic ball, with hundreds of tiny florets sits right on top.