After planting the space between the rows of tulips may be planted with such plants as forget-me-nots, wallflowers, silenes, violas, double white arabis, polyanthuses, &c., to obtain beautiful colour combinations in spring.
At the present day tulips of all kinds are much more extensively grown than at any previous period.
The drawing room had crystal cylinder vases strategically placed all around, filled with large parrot tulips of every shade.
Tulips are readily raised from seeds, and the seedlings when they first flower (after about 7 years cultivation) are of one colour - that is, they are self-coloured.
The soil in which tulips are propagated should be sandy, free working and thoroughly drained.