Spring is here at last and colour has returned to our gardens. There are so many beautiful spring flowering bulbs and I am sure we all have our very own favourites. This is one of mine.
What am I?
This is what I look like when I am awake. In the garden where I live so many people have mistaken me for a narcissi when I am open! And this is what I look like when I am asleep! I am a tulip and my name is ‘ANCILLA’.
The flowers of this low-growing tulip ‘Ancilla’ are a sensational sight as the red petals open to reveal pure white with a red and yellow heart. The lance-shaped leaves are a grey-green The flowers close again when the temperature falls. They bloom fairly early in the season.