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Choice tulips

Tulips are among the most popular of bulbs, and browse any garden centre at this time of the year, you'll be spoilt for choice. With so many bulbs available, it can be daunting knowing what to choose. This is where the RHS Award of Garden Merit (AGM) can come in handy.

The AGM is awarded to those plants deemed to be of excellence and easy culture. Around 195 tulips have earned the AGM.

Read more about the Award of Garden Merit (AGM)

Here are four tulips which look especially good in borders or containers.

Four top tulips awarded the AGM
 Tulip 'Apricot Parrot'  Tulip 'China Pink'

Tulipa 'Apricot Parrot'
Ruffled apricot-coloured petals, flushed with yellow and green.

Tulipa 'China Pink'
A small lily-shaped pink flower with a lighter base and rim.

 Tulip 'Happy Generation'  Tulip 'Spring Green'

Tulipa 'Happy Generation'
Huge white flowers with red streaks, and hints of yellow.

Tulipa 'Spring Green'
An elegant tulip with broad, white petals with a green central band.

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