In the spotlight at Fluwel’s
Our category ‘Featured Flowerbulbs’ contains all sorts of flowerbulbs of which we think deserve a little bit of extra attention. Whether it is a personal favourite, a flowerbulb that sells very well or the colour is fashionable: everything is possible. At the moment, the category consists of the tulip , the tulip mixture and the daffodils and .
Our tulip Blushing Girl is, despite the similarity in the name, not to be confused with Blushing Lady. Blushing Girl originally comes from Latvia and is a tall, elegant tulip. She is white with pink edges on her petals: the longer she is in bloom, the more the white spreads out. The pretty pink colour seems to be a very fashionable one this season, so Blushing Girl as well as French Blend Rose seem to be spot on next spring. Two beautiful recommendations that completely live up to 2017’s gardening trends!
Our two daffodils Carlton and Queen Beatrix must be what God must have meant when He created the daffodil, or maybe what Narcissus became when he fell into the river: it’s exactly what everyone envisions when they think about a daffodil. A big, strong yellow flower that looks good in every garden. They both have an RHS Award of Garden Merit. Queen Beatrix has a beautiful story: the daffodil was given to the Dutch Antoni van Leeuwenhoek-Hospital by a well-known bulb grower as a thank you gift for taking care of his wife so well. Our former queen Beatrix (she has by now passed her crown onto her son, king Willem-Alexander) is the patroness of the AvL-Hospital. The daffodil is very much worthy of her name.
Carlton has been popular for almost half a century: over the last forty years, she has been the most grown and used big yellow daffodil. If you have seen those beautiful daffodils that grow in the wild this spring, then chances are they were Carltons. She is perfect for reverting, and while the bulb itself may sometimes be sensitive to rotting, this daffodil is intensely powerful once she’s planted and growing.
We hope you have been able to get some new inspiration from our Featured Flowerbulbs, and we wish you a very happy time in the garden!