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Martha revealed the following as her favorite spring bulbs as part of our "Martha's Must-Haves" series:

Hyacinth 'Gypsy Queen'

- Circa 1927

- Fragrant, salmon orange color

Tulip 'Orange Princess'

- Orange with purple flames

- Double-flowering

Narcissus

- Naturalizing

- Deer-proof

- Martha's favorites include 'Thalia,' 'Mon Cherie,' 'Abba,' 'Falconet,' and 'Las Vegas'

Fritillaria michailowsky

- Native to Turkey

- Maroon with yellow fringe

- Each bulb has up to five clusters of flowers

Fritillaria persica

- Old garden cultivar circa 1585

- 30 inches tall

- Lovely bluish foliage along stem

Muscari 'Grape Hyacinth'

- Circa 1884

- Naturalize in woodlands

- Deep blues or sky blues

Leucojum aestivum 'Gravetye Giant'

- Native to mountains of southwestern Europe

- Bell-shaped white flowers with green spots

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Anonymous
March 31, 2010
I actually have a question, do you kill the bulb of a tulip when you cut the flower for an arrangement?