T. ‘Anthony Eden’ (Groot Moes 1956) is a real beauty in itself producing double early orange to apricot flowers with a central golden halo. 30cm (12”). T. ‘Apeldoorn’s Orange’ (pictured above left) is a Darwin hybrid in orange, veering towards the red end of the spectrum. 60cm (24”). T. ‘Apricot Beauty’ (Kimmenade 1953, pictured above middle) is a delicate colouring, apricot overtones on a salmon-rose base with a good fragrance. Flowers are enhanced by dark stems and wavy, blue-green foliage. An elegant, single early tulip suitable for indoor forcing. An all-time classic, but it is on the pink side. 55cm (22”). T. ‘Apricot Impression’ is an early apricot Darwin hybrid, verging on deepish pink. 60cm (24”). T. ‘Apricot Magic’ (Bentem 1999) terrific single early apricot. 30cm 912”). T. ‘Apricot Parrot’ (Huyg & Zn 1961, pictured below left) true apricot with a hint of green, salmon and cream flaming on parrot petals that always catch the eye in early season. Nicely fragrant and stunning en masse. Like ‘Apricot Beauty’ it is on the pink side. Would look stunning planted with a plain pink, plain creamy white and the fabulous parrot, T. ‘Green Wave’. 45cm (18”). T. ‘Argo’ (pictured above top rightt) anything but plain orange. Warm peachy tones with the odd fleck of maroon. Grow with T. ‘Cairo’ and T. ‘Madras’ for a hot scheme. T. ‘Arizona’ (1956, pictured next page top left) an old orange variety with a golden edge and a rose flame. Warm colouring to spread a glow through the spring garden. Plant the heat of the desert! T. ‘Artist’ (pictured next page top right) a single late viridiflora with interesting colour on fabulous petals. Brush strokes of orange, salmon, green and pink combine to make this a fascinating choice. Blue-green leaves add to the picture. 30cm (12”). T. ‘Astor’ (1936, pictured bottom left) a lily-flowered tulip in delicate shades of amber, salmon and pink fading to a cream edge. The very delicate, pastel colouring suits the truly elegant lily form. 45-50cm (18-20”). T. ‘Avignon’ (Dekker 1996) is a tall, scented, single late red with a broad orange rim to the petals. It is striking at the side of the dark T. ‘Queen of Night’. 70cm (28”). T. ‘Ballerina’ (Berg 1980, pictured bottom right) is one of the best, a true prima donna. This beautiful orange, neat, lily-flowered tulip with red outer petals is as elegant as any ballerina. The bright orange glows against green stems and leaves. It is good as a cut flower and also tends to come back each year. This sweetly fragrant, graceful, sculptured tulip simply glows at sunset. 40-50cm (16-20”). T. ‘Batavia’ (Groot-Vriend 1994) is a tall, single late orange and yellow. 70cm (28”). T. ‘Beauty of Apeldoorn’ big orange tulips have a red flame on each petal. This Darwin hybrid is lush. 50cm (20”). T. ‘Bestseller’ (Kimmenade 1959) this copper-orange deserves to be a bestseller. A scented single early with rounded petals. A sport of ‘Apricot Beauty’. 50cm (16”). T. ‘Big Brother’ (Eeden Goohof) is a single late orange and pink with scented flowers. 70cm (28”). T. ‘Blumex’ in midseason this red and orange parrot with a dark green brush is unique in colour. Dark stems set the flowers off nicely. 50-65cm (20-26”). T. ‘Boadicea’ (pictured next page top left) rusty orange, one expects something more dynamic by this name. T. ‘Bright Irene’ (pictured next page top right) is a brighter, glowing orange coloured form of well-known and much-favoured T. ‘Prinses Irene’. T. ‘Bright Parrot’ fascinating laciniate petals in really bright orange tones that will be noticed for miles around. 40cm (16”). T. ‘Bruno Liljefors’ this double early orange has peony-like flowers appearing in midseason. A very choice cultivar. 30cm (12”). T. ‘Cairo’ (pictured above bottom) is a magnificent, handsome Triumph tulip. Its colouring is remarkable, sultry, dusky and bronzed silky petals. I like this one very much, it’s different – a mysterious burnished orange on dark stems. As classic as orange gets. Hot, hot, hot! 40-45cm (16-18”). T. ‘Cape Town’ (pictured next page top left) rusty orange with a deep rose flare. This really is a sultry beauty. Create a love affair in the garden. T. ‘Change Up’ Looking for the best of both worlds? This amazing tulip starts off clear lemon-yellow and changes to apricot-orange. Colour packed displays in mid season that are not hard on the eye with a light, alluring fragrance that tickles the senses. 50cm (20”). T. ‘Conrad Hilton’ (pictured top right) glowing, bright sunny orange blooms. Real orange colour here. T. ‘Copernicus’ (pictured middle left) beautiful shade of bronze with golden orange hints and maroon flares. Good with T. ‘Cape Town’ and others of similar colouring for a hot scheme. T. ‘Couperin’ heirloom orange. T. ‘Cretaceous’ is another chameleon, which starts as buttercup feathered with orange and scarlet. As it ages it becomes a warm amber. Lovely double blooms and a wonderful companion for ‘Change Up’ as it also flowers in mid season. 50cm (20”). T. ‘Dawnglow’ apricot Darwin hybrid. 60cm (24”). T. ‘Daydream’ (pictured bottom left) this Darwin hybrid starts yellow and turns orange with a yellow heart. What a dream. Performs well in warm areas, returns every year on tall, strong stems and large flowers. Sweet dreams are made of this so keep on dreaming. One of the best. 50cm (20”). T. ‘Delight’ (pictured next page top right) bright orange with rose flare on outer petals held on dark stems. T. ‘Dillenburg’ (next page centre left) is a single late with burnished orange colouring with a touch of gold and rose. This tall, reddish cultivar possesses a classy, refined elegance. T. ‘Dillenburg’s Parrot’ (next page centre right) warm orange-rose tones but this parrot is not as feathered and flamboyant as some. T. ‘Doris’ (pictured next page top left) this heirloom is a real bright glowing orange. T. ‘Dutch Princess’ (pictured previous page bottom left) heirloom orange blushed red with a glowing golden edge and a generous yellow heart. T. ‘Dyrham Park’ is an attractive, fringed orange in midseason. T. ‘Early Light’ a single early orange that shines like a beacon. 40cm (16”). T. ‘Eastern Queen’ (pictured previous page bottom right) bright orange petals have a slight flounce and a rose blush to outer petals. Very attractive. T. ‘El Nino’ (pictured top left) stands out in large drifts or just a single flower. Fiery tones set the garden on fire. Warm and friendly with a glowing rose blush to outer petals. Flowers are held on dark stems above blue-green leaves. 50-60cm (20-24”). T. ‘Eleonora’ (pictured left, second from top) is a salmon-orange that shines above the dark stems. T. ‘Farness’ (1974, pictured left, third from top) is a fringed orange with good, strong colouring that is handsome against the blue green leaves. T. ‘Fidelio’ is a tall, orange Triumph with style and elegance. 50cm (20”). T. ‘Fire Queen’ a fiery orange Triumph with a deeper maroon flare; short in stature but big on colour in midseason. 50cm (20”). T. ‘Fokker Fan-Fan’ this lily-type appears in late season with fragrant, fiery bright orange, pointed petals with red flares. A must. 45cm (18”). T. fosteriana ‘Juan’ a fiery tulip with red-orange flowers and a yellow base over maroon-striped green leaves. Early to flower, a certainty to brighten spring. T. fosteriana ‘Orange Brilliant’ is an early orange, very decorative. 30-40cm (12-16”). T. fosteriana ‘Orange Emperor’ (Egmond 1962, pictured bottom left) this early flowering tulip is a sheer delight with glowing, carrot orange, pointed petals having a darker interior brightened with a yellow throat over grey-green leaves. It usually comes back each year. Spectacular in drifts where the large orange flowers stand out. 30-40cm (12-16”). T. fosteriana ‘Toulon’ (pictured top right) large, deep orange flowers are edged in yellow and have a black base over broad, maroon-striped leaves. T. ‘Frohnleiten’ a short, deep orange Triumph appearing in midseason. 50cm (20”). T. ‘Furore’ (pictured right, second from top) is hell-fire red-orange on dark stems. A fiery midseason Triumph. T. ‘Fusor’ an elegant, midseason, deep orange Triumph. 50cm (20”). T. ‘Generaal de Wet’ (1904) a single early, shimmering amber-orange with nice fat buds bursting with colour. Flowers emit a sweet scent. This single early tulip has been popular since the early 1900’s. 40cm (16”). T. ‘Giant Parrot’ large orange flowers look at their best with support for their lax stems so grow through other plants such as Hebe ‘Pascal’ for a great effect. T. ‘Glory of Lisse’ (pictured bottom rightt) is a very special heirloom with big, orange flowers having a golden heart over wavy, blue-green foliage. T. ‘Green River’ is a viridiflora with orange and green petals. 40cm (16”). T. greigii ‘Calypso’ bears salmon-orange flowers on short stems over maroon-striped foliage. All T. greiggii can remain in the ground or in pots for several years. They also naturalize well. T. greigii ‘Cape Cod’ has lovely bronzed yellow and apricot flowers over maroon- striped foliage. T. greigii ‘Casa Grande’ is outstanding for the size of its huge red-orange flowers on sturdy stems above mottled, fern green foliage. 45-50cm (18-20”). T. greigii ‘Comedian’ is an early orange with purple-mottled leaves. 40cm (16”). T. greigii ‘Corsage’ (pictured above top) is sheer delight with large orange flowers a touch of pink and yellow edges over deep maroon-mottled foliage. Big, generous flowers and a big favourite of mine. An absolute must-have in the orange border, this is real orange and so elegant with big, generous petals. 30cm (12”). T. greigii ‘Doctor van Hesteren’ orange flowers in midseason. Wonderful at the front of the border. 40cm (16”). T. greigii ‘Dreamboat’ is an early flowering, lovely salmon-orange over maroon- striped foliage. Looks good with blue Iris reticulate. T. greigii ‘Fur Elise’ (van Bentem 1986, pictured above bottom) pale apricot amber tones shading to yellow. Nice calm soft colouring for late spring with the usual mottled greigii foliage. Try at the front of the border with Hyacinthus ‘Gypsy Queen’ or planted with T. ‘Negrita’ as in the photo. 20-30cm (8-12”). T. greigii ‘Joanne Woodward’ bears orange flowers over exquisite, maroon-striped foliage. T. greigii ‘Large Copper’ is an early orange with a violet flush having big flowerheads over mottled foliage. Nice colouring. T. greigii ‘Noble Venture’ is an orange with maroon-mottled foliage. T. greigii ‘Orange Elite’ (pictured top left) is an elegant orange in midseason. T. greigii ‘Orange Jewel’ is a lovely orange, well-named. T. greigii ‘Orange Toronto’ is mid-orange with warm tones and a red edge. Bunch-flowering. 35cm (14”). T. greigii ‘Prince de Lignac’ is an early orange. T. greigii ‘Robert Schuller’ is an early orange with slightly slimmer, longer flowers than most greigii. T. greigii ‘Safari’ is another orange form. T. greigii ‘Samarkand’ (pictured top centre) bright orange-red flowers with pointed petals are held over maroon-striped foliage. T. greiggii ‘Shakespeare’ feeling poetical? A splendid orange variety with open orange blooms and a yellow halo making a sunny combination. Good for naturalizing. T. greigii ‘Tango’ is a vibrant, deep orange, refreshing and certainly not shy. T. greigii ‘Tikibad’ is a gorgeous, exotic orange with maroon-mottled foliage. T. greigii ‘Topaz’ (pictured above right) reddish orange. T. greigii ‘Trouvaille’ is orange. T. greigii ‘Valetta’ (pictured left) bears big glossy orange flowers over maroon striped foliage. T. ‘Gudoschnik’ (Lefeber 1952) rich soft yellow, peach and orange with pink flames. The orange effect is made up of speckles of yellow and red on this tall, Darwin hybrid. 60cm (24”). T. ‘Ermann Emmink’ fabulous bronzed yellow-orange with deep burgundy base to double petals. Very exotic. T. ‘Hermitage’ (pictured top left) an early Triumph, a mutant of the lovely ‘Prinses Irene’ with orange flowers having a typical pale maroon flare. Soft green foliage. 50cm (20”). T. ‘High Society’ (pictured top centre) is an orange Triumph heirloom that mingles well. Elegant and well-bred, glowing orange flowers over broad, wavy, blue-green leaves. 50cm (20”). T. ‘Ho Tcho’ (pictured top right) is a bright orange parrot with a big gold heart. A perfect go-between for drifts of orange and yellow flowers in spring. T. ‘Hollywood Star’ is a viridiflora with striking orange and green flowers in late season. 40cm (16”). T. ‘Jan Ohms’ is a wondrous blend of coral, apricot, pink and yellow. The colours vary giving an orange effect on this unique Triumph. 45cm (18”). T. ‘Jimmy’ (pictured above left centre) is a small flowered Triumph with soft, mellow orange flowers. Soft as it is, it still has impact in drifts. 40cm (16”). T. ‘Jules Favres’ (pictured bottom left) rusty orange flowers glow with a touch of gold. This is an exotic colouring, for sensual gardens, bringing a touch of the East in its petals. T. kaufmanniana ‘Early Harvest’ orange-scarlet petals open to reveal a vibrant orange inner with a scarlet base. Unforgettable, not to be missed. 25cm (10”). T. kaufmanniana ‘Love Song’ early, short, brilliant mandarin-orange flowers with a yellow edge having a buttercup yellow base inside. Rich green foliage is mottled. 25cm (10”). T. ‘King’s Orange’ is a tall, bold orange Triumph. Intrepid colouring for the daring in April to May. 50cm (20”). T. ‘Koningin Juliana’ (1974, pictured previous page bottom centre) gorgeous soft but not pale orange with a wide rose flare. This sumptuous tulip has a burnished look of soft toffee and marshmallow. Reddish throat but orange towards top of inner petals. Late season flowerer. 65cm (14”). T. ‘Koningin Wilhelmina’ (pictured previous bottom right) is a tall, vivid orange Darwin hybrid with golden brushed edges to the petals. Brighter than bright this real orange is full of zest and will sparkle in spring. T. ‘Kungsholm’ a late orange Triumph. 50cm (20”). T. ‘Lighting Sun’ (pictured top left) this orange Darwin hybrid really glows. An absolutely gorgeous improved ‘Oranje Zon’. Fragrant flowers are held on strong stems. 60cm (24”). T. ‘Little Princess’ is an orange dwarf, suitable for the rock garden. It has a species look to it although its parentage is uncertain. Brilliant, copper-orange flowers with a yellow centre with black markings are held on 7cm (3”) stems. The outer petals are melon with green flares. Captivating flowers emit a light fragrance. T. ‘Lucifer’ (pictured left third from top) the fires of hell know no hotter colour than this volcanic orange. T. ‘Madras’ (pictured left second from top) this bronzed saffron is hot and spicy. Bronze, saffron and a touch of gold in a marvellous medley of colour. Mouth-watering and desirable, grow this. A glorious colouring to be used with similar shades. T. ‘Marjolein’ is a late orange, lily-flowered tulip. T. ‘Mark Graaf van Baden’ (pictured bottom left) brilliant golden orange flaming parrot petals with deepest maroon flare and cream edging make spectacular show. A really gorgeous parrot to add swank to the border. T. ‘Maryland’ (pictured right) bronzed golden orange with a rose flare making an elegant contribution to spring. T. ‘Miss Grayson’ (pictured middle right) orange-red with a golden flare. T. ‘Monarch Beauty’ is a Triumph orange with large flowers in midseason. 50cm (20”). T. ‘Monterey’ apricot-orange with rose and green flares on dark stems. T. ‘Morning Glory’ big orange flowers set the day off to a perfect start. T. ‘Nicolette’ (pictured bottom right) orange flowers with deep rose flares and a golden edge to the petals. An elegant tulip with good colouring, especially inside. T. ‘Noranda’ is a late orange, fringed tulip. Worthy of growing. T. ‘Northgo’ is a single early orange that is very pretty. 40cm (16”). T. ‘Olaf Palme’ is an orange Triumph. 50cm (20”). T. ‘Orange Beauty’ (pictured next page top left) bright, warm orange with a rose flare on dark stems. This will warm your heart and brighten the garden at the same time. T. ‘Orange Bouquet’ is a Triumph tulip with red-orange blooms, producing several to each stem in late season. 50cm (20”). T. ‘Orange Breeze’ is a wonderful Triumph in a lovely shade of orange with green flares in early season. T. ‘Orange Cassini’ is a lively orange Triumph. 50cm (20”). T. ‘Orange Goblet’ is a tall Darwin hybrid. 65cm (26”). T. ‘Orange King’ (pictured next page middle left) orange petals with a vivid rose flare. Not my King of the orange tulips. T. ‘Orange Lion’ is a tall, yellow-orange Darwin hybrid in midseason. T. ‘Orange Monarch’ is a deep orange, mid season Triumph, imposing and beautiful. Orange blooms are tinted rose and have a golden brush to the tip of the petals. 50cm (20”). T. ‘Orange Nassau’ is a double early with deep orange-red, peony-like blooms. Peony flowers are for the romantic at heart and flamboyant by nature. Be social and outgoing with these fantastic flowers. 30cm (12”). T. ‘Orange Palestrina’ is a vibrant, late-season Triumph with bright colour for that devil-may- care-look. T. ‘Orange Princess’ (pictured bottom left) this late, double, peony-flowered beauty has large, nasturtium orange flowers. They open fully on sunny days, displaying full, double blooms on short, fairly sturdy stems. One of those must- have plants, this is a fragrant sport of the lovely T. ‘Prinses Irene’. Gorgeous colour, gorgeous flowers on dark stems over handsome, slightly wavy, blue-green foliage. 30-35cm (12-14”). T. ‘Orange Queen’ is an orange overlaid with yellow but maturing to reddish tones; a Darwin hybrid. Good performance from large flowers. 55cm (22”). T. ‘Orange Surprise’ is a deep orange Triumph. 50cm (20”). T. ‘Orange Wonder’ (pictured next page top right) truly wondrous bright orange, looking dazzling against green stems and leaves. Real bright orange for the daring. T. ‘Orange Wings’ (1977) is orange. T. ‘Oranje Favourite’ (Vooren 1930 Orange Favourite, pictured next page bottom left) is a real classy number. This parrot is flamboyant in midseason with its deep orange petals, the outer shaded rose having a touch of green towards the feathered tips. The flowers have deep orange-scarlet interiors. A true party colour, full of life. 40cm (16”). T. ‘Oranje Zon’ (Orange Sun, pictured next page bottom right) is a midseason Darwin hybrid with glowing, orange flowers. 60cm (24”). T. ‘Pako’ is an orange Triumph with delicious fat flowers held on short stems in midseason. 50cm (20”). T. ‘Panorama’ (pictured left) the outlook is bright when you plant a broad drift of these orange flowers with a thin, golden edge to the petals and a deep maroon flare. T. ‘Piccolo’ sharply pointed, soft orange petals have a bronze blush. A conspicuous black base is edged irregularly in yellow. A species type making a bright show in April. 30cm (12”). T. ‘Prince of Wales’ (pictured centre left) deepest rusty orange melded with maroon on petal backs. Grow this with ‘Cairo’. T. ‘Prins Willem Alexander’ (pictured bottom left) a long love affair is called for here. Bright orange flowers with a rose brush on outer petals add a glow to any spring planting and will bring renewal and a refreshing air to the garden and to hearts that have grown cold and old. T. ‘Prinses Irene’ (Reisen 1949, pictured below) is one of the most popular Triumph tulips and deservedly so. Exquisite colouring of deep orange with a burgundy flame, nice form and scent. Strong and long-lasting Triumph type that is also good for forcing and looks wonderful in massed plantings. It’s impossible to dislike, noticeable but not overpowering colour. 35cm (14”).