This was my second spring attempting to grow ‘Normandie’ tulips. Though I had planted them before, the bulbs simply never came up. At the time, I simply thought that perhaps squirrels or voles had gotten into the flower bed. This year, I was excited to see the plants to emerge from the soil and form buds. Still, I couldn’t help but notice that the plants were not as robust and strong as I would have liked.
Despite their small stature, I was rewarded with a handful absolutely gorgeous ‘Normandie’ tulip blooms. In the initial stages, the flowers open with a soft yellow appearance. Soon, the flowers fade to a lovely true white and begin to develop gorgeous purple markings. Like many tulips, the older the bloom, the more prolific the colored markings.
Though I initially wasn’t pleased with the overall growth habit of the ‘Normandie’ tulip plants, I can’t deny they really won a place in my garden. Soft, lavender colored flowers seem like such a rarity. I think I will definitely continue to experiment with this flower in my cutting patch in the future. What do you think? Have you ever grown ‘Normandie’ tulip before? If so, I’d love to hear all about your experiences in the comment section below. Thank you so much for visiting the blog!