Don’t hold me to this but this may be in my top 3 varieties. Why? Blooms like a peony. First to bloom. Scented. Excellent for coaxing. Blends with every spring shade! Literally…it’s like the little black dress of tulips. Deep old rose feathering, pale rose and ivory petals with a bit of green veining. Plus a sheen like silk taffeta. One of my favorites to grow in a bulb garden, this one bloomed with the earliest muscari. Foxtrot will never let you down.
Tulips grow best in zones 4-7 where colder winters are more common. When planting outdoors most classes of tulips do not return every year, with the exception of the Darwin Hybrids and species. We grow them in pots and crates and compost the bulbs after they bloom.