Are there different types of tulips?
There are a huge variety of tulip types, some referred to as ‘early’ (flowering in March and often shorter stemmed) and some referred to as ‘late’ (flowering in May). Visit a specialist bulb selling site to get an idea of the full range. Singles have just one set of petals and goblet shaped flowers while doubles are many layered and ruffled like peonies. There are also parrot types with large, intricate flower heads etched with ridges and ruffles, viridiflora tulips streaked with green, fringed tulips bearing frilly edges to their single flowers and lily flowered tulips with gracefully reflexed pointed petals and curved, waisted cups.