Right royal mix-up

name game: Right, Purple Prince and below, the wrongly-named Princess Irene.
name game: Right, Purple Prince and below, the wrongly-named Princess Irene.

“A ROSE by any other name would smell as sweet,” Shakespeare said. Is it the same with tulips?

I’ve become totally confused with my many pots and, as the wind’s blown away most of the labels, have had to make educated guesses, as my appalling memory has failed me.

I was sent about four sets of Apricot Beauty bulbs, planted at different times and in varying growing conditions.

Their flower colours have changed according to location - much paler with less sunlight.

It’s this that’s thrown me and I got them mixed up with Princess Irene (orangey/purple). Anyway, here’s the lovely Princess Irene and her partner purple Prince.