The deep, dramatic red color of this magnificent tulip could only be upstaged by the unique and delicate lacy edges. The spectacular trimming seems to sparkle in the sunlight, drawing attention to the striking color of the flowers. With its moderate height and sturdy stems, Pacific Pearl is a treat at the front of a sunny border. Fantastic in cut-flower arrangements, too. Grows to 18" tall in full sun. Zones 3-8. 11-12 CM. Tulipa 'Pacific Pearl'
Thanks to the 'Tulipomania' phenomenon that held Holland in thrall in the 17th century, many varieties of tulip were cultivated for showcasing in gardens both grand and small. Because of their overwhelming popularity, tulips that bore unique characteristics were very highly prized during that period. Even in today's market, gardeners seek out one-of-a-kind color combinations, forms and accents that will set their plantings apart from their neighbors. These Dutch flower bulbs are wonderful planted in groups for a dazzling presentation of bright color and distinctive beauty. Decorators love them, too. They make an eye-catching addition to bouquets and indoor arrangements.