Delightful ‘Ice Cream Tulips’ Look Like the Refreshing Sweet Treat in a Pink Bowl

Ice Cream Tulip

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The tulip is one of the world's most popular flowers thanks to their bright, showy petals that are an iconic symbol of springtime. And just when you thought that tulips couldn't get any more delightful, they've combined with one of the world's favorite sweet treats to make something extra special. The ice cream tulip is a unique variety with a white cone emerging from pink petals.

The white petals, which resemble a peony, don't fully open, making them look like a delicious ice cream cone sitting in a vibrant pink bowl. These perennial bulbs are best planted in the fall and grow up to 16 inches tall. They do well in hardiness zones three to eight, which covers a good part of the United States and Europe. Once planted, these tulips bloom in late spring and are certainly eye-catching whether they're in the garden or used in cut flower arrangements.

Given their unique appearance, ice cream tulips have become quite popular. They're featured in famous tulip gardens around the world, including the iconic Keukenhof in Holland. If you are interested in growing your own, ice cream tulip bulbs are available for purchase from shops specializing in Dutch bulbs.

Ice cream tulips live up to their name thanks to the white cone of petals that emerge from a pink base.

 

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These tulips are quite popular in gardens around the world thanks to their unique appearance.

 

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And they also make a beautiful addition to any cut flower arrangement.

 

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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.

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