The single late Tulip Dordogne is one of the beauties from the French range. The soft tangerine orange flower has a delicate pink flame in the same colour as Tulip Menton. Look close at this huge flower for there are more colours to discover. Tulip Dordogne goes well with all the tulips from the French range: Menton, Avignon and Renown, but you could also take a chance on tulip Queen of Night. All these May flowering beauties are great for cutting. Tulip Dordogne was introduced in 1991 and received the Award of Garden Merit by the RHS in 2008.
A bright member from the French Tulips range is the red Tulip Avignon. Blooming in early May with a height almost up to your hip, you will notice that the large goblet shaped flower shows lovely colours as tomato red, a sweet pink flame and an apricot edge. Tulip Avignon is lovely to combine with other French Tulips and great for cutting. Named in 1966 after the Southern French city of Avignon where the pope had his palace in the Middle Ages and also famous for its ruined bridge. Sur le Pont d'Avignon, On y danse, On y danse. Sur le Pont d'Avignon, On y danse tous en rond.
Tulip Menton has a soft pink flower with an apricot edge. This beauty stands on high stems and has a long life, so ideal for cutting. If you've ever been to Menton, you'll know why this tulip bares its name. Flowers in early May. Introduced in 1971.