With ruffled petals of deep carmine-rose shading to an edging of silver and pearl, ‘Willemsoord’ adds a rich note of counterpoint to spring’s pastels. Its name honors a Dutch utopian community founded in 1820 to give homes and farmland to the poor. Double Early, 10-12”, zones 3-7b(8aWC), from Holland. Chart to compare.
Bumper Crop Sale! A true survivor from the days of Tulipomania, this legendary broken tulip may be the most beautiful tulip we’ve ever grown. Its long, pointed petals are exquisitely patterned with shades of strawberry on cream. Try one yourself and you’ll understand how people could once have traded fortunes for tulips like this – in fact, for this very tulip. 16-18”, zones 4a-7a(7bWC), from the Hortus Bulborum. Chart to compare.