A really long-lasting tulip producing fine, single, cup-shaped, ivory-white flowers with a purple tinge that gets more dramatic as the flowers mature. Late Flowering. Height 35cm. Size 11/12cm. (Bulb sizes quoted in centimetres refer to the circumference of bulbs. All bulbs are sourced from cultivated stocks.)
Tulips are the embodiment of a British spring garden, but did you know that they had their humble origins in the mountains of Kazakhstan? And did you know that in the early 17th century, when 'tulip mania' hit Holland, prices of the recently introduced bulbs soared, some single bulbs selling for more than 10 times the annual income of a skilled craftsman!