Single Early Group (Division 1) – These tulips grow between 6-18″ tall and mostly derive from T. gesneriana and bear cup shaped single flowers, to 3″ across, and bear white to dark purple, flamed, or flecked with contrasting color. Early and mid season flowering, leaves are 4-14″ long. Suitable for bedding or a mixed border, use low growing cultivars in 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.