Double Early Group (Division 2) – These short stemmed tulips grow 12-16″ tall and bear fully double, bowl shaped flowers (which resemble Gardenias), to 3″ across, and bear dark red to yellow or white, often edged or flecked with another color. Mid season flowering, and produce leaves are 4-14″ long. Suitable for bedding and containers
Select tulips cultivars and species based on hardiness zones. Most tulips require a long cold winter and dry summer and thrive in Zones 4-6.In Zones 7-8, fewer are adaptable. In Zones 9-10, they should be grown as annuals, and bulbs must be precooled at 40–45 degree Fahrenheit for 8-10 weeks before planting. Grow in fertile well drained, neutral to slightly acidic soil in full or afternoon sun. In Zones 7-10. Choose a shady site or one with morning sun only.