This year, for the first time, I tried my hand in planting tulips from bulbs.
I planted them in containers as the soil around our area is quite heavy and wet... not something tulips would thrive on.
There were 6 varieties all together
tulipa Princess Irene (triumph)
Brilliant orange, short-stemmed, early flowering variety
Obscenely bright red flowers with large cup and elegantly long-stemmed early flowering variety
short-stemmed, variegated ones
tulipa Negrita (Triumph)
tulipa Menton (Triumph and single late)
tulipa 'Queen of Night' (single late)