White flowers are a boon to garden designers, as they’ll work well in any colour scheme. They tend to look best at dawn and dusk, when they practically glow in the half-light. Fortunately, there are plenty of white tulip vareities to grow, ranging from ‘pure’ whites to those tinged with yellow, green or pink.
Most spring-flowering bulbs can be planted in early autumn, but with tulips it’s best to wait until late in autumn or even December, after the first frosts have hit. This blast of cold reduces the risk of diseases like tulip fire infecting the bulbs.