ice cream tulips

Ice Cream Tulips Are A Rare Flower That Looks Delicious

It’s not every day you come across a flower that looks good enough to eat. But when you see these ice cream tulips, you might want to take a bite! We don’t recommend it though.

For some of us, we have entered the magical time of Spring, where flowers awake from their slumber and produce the most magnificent blossoms.

There has been one particular flower the tulip, which has been celebrated all over the world with its very own festival. Countries such as the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Australia, India, England, and many others have held events in honor of the gorgeous flower. To many, tulip festivals have become an important announcement that Spring has in fact, “sprung.”

This year is a bit different with all of the public gatherings being canceled. Since only a few will be able to witness the beauty of blossoming tulips with their own eyes, we decided to share their beauty with you right here.

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Reaching a height of 16 inches, and a width of 6 inches, these beauties create a dramatic effect you simply can’t ignore.

white ice cream tulips

This late-flowering double tulip is truly unique, the white center is completely petal packed, and the strawberry blooms around the outside encase it perfectly.

We’ve seen some open completely for more of a peony-flowered look, but most often they don’t open entirely, and instead look like an ice cream cone. They are whimsical, lush and beautiful—perfect for drawing attention to a garden bed and creating a sweet bouquet.

They come in a variety of colors, from stark white to banana yellow.

yellow ice cream tulips

Growing ice cream tulips

Plant tulip bulbs in late summer or autumn. Tulips will grow well in any moist, well drained soil, except for particularly wet soils. Choose a sunny position that is sheltered from strong winds. When planting tulip bulbs avoid shallow planting as this may reduce the winter cold period that is essential for tulip bulbs to produce flowers in spring. Plant them at a depth of 15cm (6″) and at a distance of 13cm (5″) apart.

closeup of a white ice cream tulip

These flowers might look as good as ice cream, but that doesn’t mean you should try eating them. Some people have allergic reactions to certain types of flowers, and while some are edible, it’s best not to risk it.

Unsurprisingly, these tulips are also quite rare and unique, so they’re definitely something you want to grow in your garden!

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Thomas Nelson
Gardening Expert
Hi! I'm Thomas, one of the founders of The Garden Magazine. I come from a long line of gardeners who used the art of gardening as a way to live long, healthy lives. I'm here to share my knowledge of gardening with the world!