I bought some of these little wild tulips from Old House Gardens and a lot more from Colorblends. The tulips are about 10 inches tall and should naturalize in my zone 6 raised bed garden. Not many tulips will naturalize, or even put on a good show for more than a couple of years. Thomas Jefferson grew these bright yellow wild flowers at Monticello.
What is remarkable about this species tulip is the fragrance of violets. I buy heirloom bulbs because I like the history of the flower. Old House Gardens usually has a history of the plant on their website. And I like the idea that these plants are tried and true. You always get exactly what was described and it’s a flower that stood the test of time.
So, right now the little wild tulip bulbs are doing all their work about 4 inches underground. The big show, and photos from my garden, will come next spring.