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I've been told that the bigger the tulip bulb, the better the flower. Is this true?
Not entirely. It is true, however, that, as a general rule, the bigger the tulip bulb the bigger the flower. But bigger does not necessarily mean better. The bulbs of a species tulip such as tulipa tarda for example would appear quite tiny beside, say, a ...FAQ
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Blue Grape hyacinth
Almost everyone knows the lovely blue grape hyacinth; the first flowers appear above the ground at the beginning of March. The white type and the double species 'Blue Spike', are, however, less well known. Grape hyacinths are fantastic garden plants, but are also suitable for use as cut flowers. This would seem to justify planting a patch of them in an unused corner of the garden.