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The Apricot Beauty Tulip

Some of the most iconic spring flowers are tulips. Their vibrant colors and unique petal shapes bring warmth and joy to any spring flower bed. Although many flowers are known for their fragrances, most tulips don’t meet this expectation.

Tulips are mostly scentless flowers, but if you’re lucky enough to stumble upon them, there are a few varieties that have incredible floral fragrances.

The Apricot Beauty Tulip, in particular, is known to be one of the prettiest and best-smelling tulips. When exploring different flower varieties, this one is definitely not to be missed.

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Characteristics of the Apricot Beauty Tulip


The Apricot Beauty Tulip has petals that are salmon-colored around the edges and a richer apricot color in the center (hence its name).

If you take a look inside the bloom, you’ll find that same vibrant apricot shade around the top. Below, you can see a vibrant and light green star shape around its center.

These petals sit on a solid green stem with a few long and slender leaves branching off of it.


Apricot Beauty Tulips range from 14 to 16 inches when fully grown. Their egg-shaped flowers will open up to have around a three-inch diameter

How They Smell

Apricot Beauty Tulips are not only known for their appearance but also for their delicious smells. The scents of this flower have notes of sweet citrus and honey and are perfect for perfumes, potpourri, and more.

What to Do With This Flower

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A Sunny and Colorful Flower Bed

Because tulips come in so many colors, Apricot Beauty Tulips and other varieties make a great addition to a colorful flower bed.

With the right arrangement, you can border your garden or driveway with the bright colors of spring. First, plant a row of Orange Emperor tulips, which feature a wide display of glowing orange and yellow petals. Behind that you can add in Jonquil Daffodil which will add a perfect sunshine yellow to your garden. Lastly, place a row of light-colored Apricot Beauty Tulips to create a flower bed that will catch the eye (and nose) of anyone who passes.

Continue this pattern until it reaches your desired size, and you’re sure to have a colorful spring.

Flower Petal Perfume

One great way to utilize the sweet smell of the Apricot Beauty Tulip is by turning its petals into perfume. It’s a simple and fun project and even makes a great gift!

First, gather your Apricot Beauty Tulips and any essential oil of your choosing. Remove your flower petals, place them in a glass jar, and top with vodka (yes, vodka).

Once your mixture has sat for about 24 hours, grab a spoon and gently smash the petals to release the oils. Once this is complete, add distilled water, re-cover your jar, and leave for another seven days.

During this time you can mash the petals more to ensure all the oils are released. Then, strain the mixture into your favorite glass bottle, add your essential oils, and shake. Now, you have a homemade floral perfume for a fraction of the cost!

Flower Arrangements

For any occasion, Tulips make a gorgeous addition to flower arrangements. Start by rinsing your tulip stems with cold water. Make sure to trim them about one to two inches and remove excess leaves before placing them in a vase with cool water.

You can make an arrangement with just Apricot Beauty Tulips, or a variety of tulip types, or even combine them with roses, daffodils, daisies, and more.

No matter how you display your Aprioct Beauty Tulips, they make any flower arrangement eye-catching.

Growing Your Own Apricot Beauty Tulip

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To build the perfect floral arrangement or garden bed, growing your own apricot beauty tulips is a fun project, no matter your gardening background!

Luckily, tulips are known to be one of the easiest flowers to successfully grow at home, but if you’re struggling with how to begin, here are a few tips to help you out.

When to Plant Bulbs

Tulips aren’t like most flowers when it comes to growing your own. Tulips are spring-blooming bulb flowers. This means that your Apricot Beauty Tulip bulbs should be planted in the fall months prior to the spring when you want to see your flowers grow.

So, to have tulips blooming at the start of spring, it’s best to plant them during September and October.


Apricot Beauty Tulips thrive best in well-drained soils. They prefer sandy soils that have a pH range of 6.0-6.5. To give your tulips even more chance for success, amend your sandy soil with organic materials like well-rotted manure or compost.


Apricot Beauty Tulips should be planted in an area with full sunlight. This means your plant should get at least six hours of direct sunlight each day.

Care Tips

When planting your bulbs, be sure to place them at least six inches deep. This will help them stay insulated through the winter while ensuring they can still be cool in the spring heat. Tulip bulbs that keep a cool temperature in the spring are likely to blossom for longer.

When you first plant your Apricot Beauty Tulips, they should be watered immediately, and then once a week throughout the first month. After that, leave them be until spring (or when the leaves appear). After that, they’ll need watering only during drought periods, otherwise, seasonal rains should do the trick!

Buying Seeds

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Unfortunately, Apricot Beauty Tulip bulbs aren’t so easy to come by. However, make sure to check out the tulip selection at Nature Hills for future inventory updates so that you can get your hands on this incredible and unique flower.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do all tulips smell as nice as the Apricot Beauty Tulip?

Interestingly enough, most tulips are actually odorless. The fragrance of the Apricot Beauty Tulip is what makes this variety so unique. Some other fragrant tulip types include Bellona and Verona.

Will my Apricot Beauty Tulips grow any time of the year?

Tulips only bloom in the spring when grown outdoors. They’re not repeat bloomers, so when they do bloom, make sure you take time to enjoy them while they last!

Fortunately, tulip bulbs can be grown in glass jars indoors or even kept in the refrigerator for hibernation for up to 10 weeks. By tricking the bulbs into thinking it’s winter, you can force them to bloom outside their normal season. This means you can enjoy the beauty of these flowers year-round

How can I keep my tulips so they can grow throughout a few spring seasons?

Make sure you’re leaving the tulip leaves intact after they bloom. This way, the bulbs can absorb energy from the sun and continue to thrive.

Well-drained soil also encourages growth for multiple years, as tulips don’t like soggy soils. Soil drainage helps minimize fungal growth and plant death during rainy weather.

The climate where the tulips are planted also plays a major role in their lifespan. Tulips need 12-16 weeks of temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit during the winter. So, unfortunately, if you’re in an area with warmer winters, your bulbs may not be able to go through the dormancy period necessary for returning the following year.

Beautiful, Delicate, and Fragrant

Although tulips are known for their beauty, it’s surprising to some that they also have incredible fragrances. Whether you’re a tulip lover for their easy-growing, vibrant spring colors, or floral scents, the Apricot Beauty Tulip is sure to please.

Want to learn more about tulips? Take a look at our Tulips page for everything you need to know!