The flowers are so delicately cut and coloured Tulip Artist might have been created by a tulip artist. It is part of the Viridiflora series — tulips that have petals streaked with green. In this case, the slightly out-curving petals are a soft peach to salmon colour with a dark band up each centre line. They grow to 45cm (18") tall on sturdy stems that qualify them as cut flower contenders. They will work in containers or flower beds in full sun to partial shade. Hardy to Zone 3.
Bulbs are easy to plant and easy to grow. Flower Bulbs are broken down into two very general groups – Fall planting bulbs benefit from sitting in cold soil. Spring planting bulbs do not require cold soil to trigger flowering. Fall planting bulbs can be planted any time between late September and January, but most gardeners plant fall bulbs in October and November, about the same time you would plant garlic. Fall planting bulbs will bloom the following spring and early summer. Spring planting bulbs should be sunk into the ground in March and April. They tend to bloom later in the spring, into mid-summer. Follow along with this handy How to Grow Bulbs Guide and grow some colour.