Many of us have experience with tulips and many of our experiences are not that great. Generally what I hear is most of us only get a year's worth of bloom, then they are either weak or non-existent the following year.
However, if you pick the right species of tulip, I think you'll be as happy as gardeners are with daffodils (meaning: pretty dang happy).
Come to a class on tulips here at the Pulaski Co Extension office on October 2 at 6pm. The fee is $15 and if you pre-register, you will get to take home several of the species tulips.
There are several species of tulips which should be considered for the home landscape in Kentucky.
- Tulipa kaufmanniana
- T. fosteriana
- T. greigii
- T. clusiana
- T. sylvestris
- T. praestans
- T. tarda
- T humilis
- T. bakerii
- and many more!
Here's a link to the University of Kentucky publication HO-80 'Spring, Summer, and Fall Bulbs'
All images from Brent and Becky's Bulbs.