It’s not every day you come across a flower that looks good enough to eat. Meet the Ice Cream Tulip.
For some of us, we have entered the magical time of Spring, where flowers awake from their slumber and produce the most magnificent blossoms.
There has been one particular flower the tulip, which has been celebrated all over the world with its very own festival. Countries such as the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Australia, India, England, and many others have held events in honor of the gorgeous flower. To many, tulip festivals have become an important announcement that Spring has in fact, “sprung.”
This year is a bit different with all of the public gatherings being canceled. Since only a few will be able to witness the beauty of blossoming tulips with their own eyes, we decided to share their beauty with you right here.
Reaching a height of 16 inches, and a width of 6 inches, these beauties create a dramatic effect you simply can’t ignore.
This late-flowering double tulip is truly unique, the white center is completely petal packed, and the strawberry blooms around the outside encase it perfectly.
We’ve seen some open completely for more of a peony-flowered look, but most often they don’t open entirely, and instead look like an ice cream cone. They are whimsical, lush and beautiful—perfect for drawing attention to a garden bed and creating a sweet bouquet.
They come in a variety of colours, from stark white to banana yellow.
If you want to plant your own double tulip ice cream flowers:
Plant tulip bulbs in late summer or autumn. Tulips will grow well in any moist, well drained soil, except for particularly wet soils. Choose a sunny position that is sheltered from strong winds. When planting tulip bulbs avoid shallow planting as this may reduce the winter cold period that is essential for tulip bulbs to produce flowers in spring. Plant them at a depth of 15cm (6″) and at a distance of 13cm (5″) apart.
These flowers might look as good as ice cream, but that doesn’t mean you should try eating them. Some people have allergic reactions to certain types of flowers, and while some are edible, it’s best not to risk it.
Unsurprisingly, these tulips are also quite rare and unique, so they’re definitely something you want to grow in your garden!