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This bold, elegant tulip “will make you drool,” wrote East Hampton fashionista Dianne Benson. It holds its large yet graceful flowers on stems up to 30 inches tall, and its color — vivid orange blended with fuchsia — is truly stunning. Award of Garden Merit, Single Late, 26-30”, zones 3-7b(8bWC), from Holland. Chart to compare.
TU924Add to basket:5/$8.5010/$1625/$36.5050/$68100/$126
THE LIZARD, 1903        Rarest
Weird name, cool flower. With “much rich beauty to commend it” (in the words of the 1929 Scheepers catalog), this true broken tulip is a swirling tapestry of “all shades of deep lilac and dark reddish rose” feathered and flamed on creamy yellow and white. “The whole is rich and strange” — and glorious! Single Late, 20-24”, late-blooming, zones 4a-7a(7bWC), from the Hortus Bulborum. Chart to compare.
TU977Add to basket:1/$12.503/$345/$5410/$10025/$225
WAPEN VAN LEIDEN, 1760        Rarest
Did Benjamin Franklin grow this legendary tulip? He could have! Its lively rose and white petals are illuminated by a broad yellow flare at the base, and its antique shape echoes the pointed-petaled tulips of Elizabethan herbals. Wapen means “coat of arms,’ and it was to Leiden in the late 1500s that Clusius brought the first tulips ever grown in the Netherlands. Single Early, 12-14”, zones 4b-7a(7bWC), from the Hortus Bulborum. Chart to compare.
TU71Add to basket:1/$10.503/$28.505/$4510/$8425/$189
When Ryan Gainey, the godfather of romantic Southern gardens, called to say this was one of his favorite tulips but he was having trouble finding true stock, we knew we had to offer it. Touched with the slightest hint of spring green, its long white petals twist and reflex just slightly, languidly, cool and elegant. Lily-flowered, 24”, zones 3a-7b(8bWC), from Holland. Chart to compare.
TU932Add to basket:5/$9.5010/$1825/$4150/$76100/$141
Although we’re still mourning the loss of ‘Alabaster’ and ‘Diana’; (both commercially extinct, though counterfeits are rife), when this sparkling white, mid-season, mid-century RHS Award of Garden Merit winner blooms here, we feel a lot better. Triumph, 18-22”, zones 3a-7b(8bWC), from Holland. Chart to compare.
TU929Add to basket:5/$910/$1725/$3950/$72100/$133
“Amazing!” raved our good customer Tracy DiSabato-Aust, author of The Well-Tended Perennial Garden, when this vibrant double first bloomed for her. It’s a warm, coppery peach with Renoir-like shadings of rose and cream, a sport of our best-selling ‘Peach Blossom’, and named for the father of the Dutch Republic on his 400th birthday. Double Early, 11”, zones 3a-7b(8bWC), from Holland. Chart to compare.
TU60Add to basket:5/$14.5010/$27.5025/$62.5050/$116100/$215
WILLEMSOORD, 1930        Rarest
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.
TU943Add to basket:5/$11.5010/$21.5025/$49.5050/$92100/$170
ZOMERSCHOON, 1620        Rarest
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.
TU03Add to basket:1/$19.503/$53.505/$8410/$15625/$351

WHY GROW TULIPS? Nothing says “Spring” better than these diverse, colorful, elegantly simple flowers. They are truly icons of the season.

TULIP HISTORY – Tulips came to Europe from Turkey in the mid-1500s and zoomed to superstar status during the Dutch “Tulipomania” of the 1630s. To learn more, click here.

GETTING TULIPS TO RETURN FOREVER – Keeping them dry in summer is one trick. To learn more, click here. To protect them from animals, click here.

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