Day 122: Tulip 'Brownie'

Daily details from the garden to bring you inspiration throughout the year


There are double tulips...and then there’s ‘Brownie’. Officially, it’s a paeony-flowered variety, which isn’t a bad description in terms of the fullness of its ruffled form, though it’s far more orange than any paeony I know, perhaps the closest being Paeony ’Coral Charm’, though that has more than a hint of salmon pink. Looks like someone’s dipped a bronze flower in liquid caramel, then dusted it with gold dust, and although there are plenty of orange tulips (‘Ballerina’ and ‘Brown Sugar’ being two great varieties), there’s nothing quite as breathtaking as this. If she were a little taller she’d be perfect, but you can’t have everything.

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