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Canadian Gardening: True North Blends for Fall 2017

Designed with Canadian climates and gardeners in mind, Florissa’s True North Blends inspire a beautiful spring. Whether you’re planting bulbs for the first time or you’re more seasoned with your Canadian gardening, True North Blends showcase the finest spring flowering bulbs.  Each collection combines varieties that are especially complimentary in colour and height, that bloom together effortlessly to create spring bliss. They’re perfect for your Canadian gardening with flower beds, borders, and containers, and after you fall for these spectacular blends, you’re going to be finding a place for them all!

True North Canadian Gardening Blends…

Northern Lights

Light up spring with this vibrant quartet of feathery flaming tulips. Enormous, long-lasting blooms atop sturdy stems in mid-spring resemble the highly sought after Rembrandt Tulips of the 17th century.

One of the most popular tulips ever grown, Princess Irene is striking with soft orange petals and deeper orange, flushed purple flames. Her sister tulip, Pretty Princess blushes in pretty pink petals with darker pink flames, intensified by a glowing golden yellow interior. Tulip Flaming Flag with frosty white petals and deep purple flames creates wonderful contrast. Adding the finishing touch, Tulip Grand Perfection’s petals open yellow with dancing red flames, and as these blooms mature, the yellow turns ivory white. Grows 50 cm (20”) tall. Hardy to Zone 3.

Florissa’s Tips!

Northern Lights will tempt you to snip fresh flowers for a magnificent springtime bouquet, so treat yourself and plant an extra package of bulbs.

True North - Northern Lights Tulips

Northern Lights

True North - Northern Lights Tulips

Light up spring with this vibrant quartet of feathery flaming tulips. Enormous, long-lasting blooms atop sturdy stems in mid-spring resemble the highly sought after Rembrandt Tulips of the 17th century.

One of the most popular tulips ever grown, Princess Irene is striking with soft orange petals and deeper orange, flushed purple flames. Her sister tulip, Pretty Princess blushes in pretty pink petals with darker pink flames, intensified by a glowing golden yellow interior. Tulip Flaming Flag with frosty white petals and deep purple flames creates wonderful contrast. Adding the finishing touch, Tulip Grand Perfection’s petals open yellow with dancing red flames, and as these blooms mature, the yellow turns ivory white. Grows 50 cm (20”) tall. Hardy to Zone 3.

Canadiana

In a Canadiana state of mind? This red and white spring blooming blend is a Canadian gardening charm with classic cottage country styling. Tulip Strong Love is a rich cardinal red beauty perfectly matched with the fragrant Narcissus Thalia which bears two to three snow white flowers per stem. Both stand out against the awakening ground cover of Anemone blanda ‘White Splendour,’ with a thick carpet of white daisy-like flowers, each with a creamy yellow mass of stamens. Grows 40 cm (16”) tall. Hardy to Zone 3.

True North - Northern Lights Mid Spring Blooms

Canadiana

True North - Northern Lights Mid Spring Blooms

In a Canadiana state of mind? This red and white spring blooming blend is a Canadian gardening charm with classic cottage country styling. Tulip Strong Love is a rich cardinal red beauty perfectly matched with the fragrant Narcissus Thalia which bears two to three snow white flowers per stem. Both stand out against the awakening ground cover of Anemone blanda ‘White Splendour,’ with a thick carpet of white daisy-like flowers, each with a creamy yellow mass of stamens. Grows 40 cm (16”) tall. Hardy to Zone 3.

Extra Cold Hardy

Living farther north, Canadian gardening often means a harsh winter as well as the freeze and thaw, the hail, the wind and rain that Mother Nature dishes out in the spring. This Extra Cold Hardy Blend not only highlights varieties that withstand these changing conditions, but they look absolutely gorgeous while doing so.

Award winning Tulip Passionale coveted for large lilac purple flowers with darker purple flames teams up with Strong Gold, the strongest solid yellow tulip, with large, cup shaped sunny blooms. This fabulous twosome is greeted by Narcissus Wisley whose pale yellow outer petals quickly turn snow white and surround a long primrose yellow trumpet with ruffled flared edges. Glory of the Snow, also known as Chionodoxa forbesii, starts the show with star-shaped electric blue and white blooms that bloom in early to mid-spring. Grows to 40 cm (16”) tall. Hardy to Zone 3.

True North - Northern Lights Extra Cold Hardy

Extra Cold Hardy

True North - Northern Lights Extra Cold Hardy

Living farther north, Canadian gardening often means a harsh winter as well as the freeze and thaw, the hail, the wind and rain that Mother Nature dishes out in the spring. This Extra Cold Hardy Blend not only highlights varieties that withstand these changing conditions, but they look absolutely gorgeous while doing so.

Award winning Tulip Passionale coveted for large lilac purple flowers with darker purple flames teams up with Strong Gold, the strongest solid yellow tulip, with large, cup shaped sunny blooms. This fabulous twosome is greeted by Narcissus Wisley whose pale yellow outer petals quickly turn snow white and surround a long primrose yellow trumpet with ruffled flared edges. Glory of the Snow, also known as Chionodoxa forbesii, starts the show with star-shaped electric blue and white blooms that bloom in early to mid-spring. Grows to 40 cm (16”) tall. Hardy to Zone 3.

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