Not only is Princess Irene a knockout on her own with her fragrant, orange petals covered with purple flames but she's also one of the best tulips to combine with purple coloured varieties such as Purple Prince Single Early. Go ahead and snip a few too for inside, she'll last a long time in your vase!
True to their name, these single flowered cultivars bloom in early spring. They have a very distinctive shape with exactly six petals that are usually pointed at the tip. The flowers are large and long lasting, which makes them very effective in beds, borders and containers. One of the most appealing features, however, of Single Early tulips are their extremely thick and sturdy stems which allows them to withstand rain and wind and makes them and excellent choice for cutting.