A species of showy, brightly coloured flowers. Easy to grow with a variety of heights and sizes. The name "Tulip" is thought to have been derived from the Persian word for Turban, due to its similar shape. They should be planted in the autumn months and will flower throughout the spring, mostly falling into dormancy and dying back during the end of summer, only to reemerge the following spring as small shoots. A highly versatile bulb, great for naturalising in the garden, or as spring displays as part of a border, pot or container.