Tulips are among the most popular of spring bulbs, loved for their brilliant colours and shapes. They look fabulous in borders, especially when combined with other spring-flowering plants such as wallflowers, primulas, flowering fruit trees and spring shrubs. They do well in a sunny spot, in well-drained soil - if you don't have this, find out how to grow tulips in problem places.
Find out all you need to know about growing tulips in our tulip Grow Guide.
Tulips also grow extremely well in pots - find out how to layer spring bulbs in a pot.
Tulipa 'Bessie' bears dark purple, open cup-shaped flowers with a green-white centre. It makes a fantastic cut flower.