These eye-catching beauties inspired many 17th century Dutch painters and will add artistic flare to your spring garden. Modern Rembrandt Tulips are improved, healthy and hardy hybrids that are prized for their unique coloration. Each brightly colored bloom is highlighted with beautiful flames – no two are alike. Each year, in mid to late-spring, they’ll burst into bloom on sturdy 24″ stems. Don’t miss your chance to paint your garden this spring. Today, we can still fall under the spell of these majestic tulips, because few other tulip cultivars display such bold flames of color without indication of virus. You’re sure to enjoy this outstanding tulip!
Rembrandt Tulips: Developed around 1610. A bold contrasting streak of color is the most notable characteristic of this class. Tall stems hold mid-size flowers with feathering of contrasting colors, and blooms are often the focal point in paintings. They make excellent cut flowers. These are like the famous mottled or “broken”-color tulips that launched a frenzy of trading, culminating in the near collapse of the Dutch economy in 1637. The era became known as “Tulipmania.” The tulips were called “Rembrandts,” stemming from the abundance of tulips in famous Dutch Master paintings in this era, which was known as the Golden Age of Dutch Painting. Curiously, tulips were not a prominent theme in Rembrandt’s own work. These original broken varieties are the predecessors of contemporary Rembrandt tulips. Tulips look best in mass plantings. They make good container plants and are delightful cut flowers.