One of the largest and strongest of dutch tulips is the ‘Kingsblood’ tulip – the true king amongst the tulips or amongst flowers in general. It is a late season tulip that bears solitary, scarlet edged, cherry-red bowl-shaped flowers on sturdy upright stems which have several leaves. The beautiful, deep red color is said to have been developed when a king walked by and dropped his blood on the king’s garden. These large and vibrant red flowers are considered to be the best red late blooming tulip. Best in a sunny, well-drained site, they make excellent cut-flowers. A beautiful addition to your spring garden.
Darwin Single Late: These tulips can be found in almost any color known to tulips, including some extremely unusual bi-colored varieties. This group contains a wide variety of flower shapes. Darwin Single Late tulips make first-class cut flowers. The Darwin Single Late is an ideal all-purpose tulip, and is by far the best for general garden use and beauty. Darwin Single Late appear on long, graceful stems.
Tulips look best in mass plantings. They make good container plants and are delightful cut flowers.