Some exotic fauna from the colder climes will soon grace the lawns and gardens of Lutyens’ Delhi. Among them will also be tulips, a flower held in awe by visitors to the famed tulip gardens in Amsterdam and closer to home in Kashmir.
The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has imported 55,000 bulbs of six exotic flowering plants— tulip, hyacinth, iris, oriental lily, Asiatic lily and calla lily — from Holland .
These bulbs will be sown across six major gardens of the civic body — Lodhi Garden, Nehru Park, Talkatora Garden, Shanti Path, Children’s Park and Sanjay Jheel.
About 10 varieties of tulips have been imported, which include Purple Prince, Red Impression, Crystal Star, Orange Queen, Ninja, Largo, Mickychic and World’s Favourite. At least two varieties of iris — blue and white — have been brought over, while several types of hyacinth and lilies have also arrived.