Pictures below are of hybrid or cultivar tulips grown by pbs list members. Species can be found alphabetically by clicking on the links below.
Tulipa 'Angelique' is a double late flowered cultivar that has pale white to rose pink peony shaped flowers. It is in the Double Late Tulips group. Photos by Mary Sue Ittner.
Tulipa 'Blushing Beauty' is a single late tulip. The photos by Jennifer Hildebrand show it growing in a container in Riverside, CA, zone 9-10.
Tulipa 'Big Chief' is a Darwin hybrid. Stems are 20-22" (50 to 56 cm) and the large flowers are rose with hints of scarlet flushed with silvery-pink and a creamy yellow base. Color is variable depending on the season. This is a very striking long blooming tulip that is responding well to storing dry and prechilling it for 4-6 weeks before planting in a climate without cold winters. Photos 1-4 from Mary Sue Ittner. The last photo from Janos Agoston.
Tulipa Darwin Hybrids are the result of hybridization between old Darwin and Fosteriana tulips (cultivars, sub-species, varieties and hybrids that resemble Tulipa fosteriana). There are many cultivars available for purchase as well as mixed colors. The flowers are large, tall stemmed, and brightly colored. Planted in a sunny spot with good drainage and regular fertilization with the leaves allowed to dry out before being removed, in the right climate they will return and bloom faithfully so are often labeled as perennial tulips. If grown in climates with mild winters they can be grown in pots, stored dry in summer and prechilled for 4-6 weeks before planting. They are long lasting when treated this way as well. Photo by Mary Sue Ittner.
Tulipa 'Fringed Beauty' - over the years this has been placed in both the double early group and the fringed group. Listed in the tulip registry as a sport of an even older tulip 'Titian'. Photographed by Jim McKenney in his USDA zone 7 Maryland garden on April 15 , 2011.
Tulipa 'Lambada' - a fringed Tulip growing in a container in Riverside, CA. Photo by Jennifer Hildebrand.
Tulipa 'Little Princess' - a marvelous dwarf rock garden tulip. It is said to be a cross between T. hageri and T. aucheriana. However, each of those species is itself in question, with T. hageri thought to be a distinct garden clone of Tulipa orphanidea complex, and T. aucheriana is a dwarf rose-pink tulip thought not to be a true species but probably a clone or hybrid with T. humilis. At any rate, this has a true "species look" to it, with brilliant copper-orange flowers on 3" (7.5 cm) stems and a light fragrance. There's a bold yellow zone at the center, with striking blue-black or green-black flares at the base, and black anthers. The outside of the flower is a lighter melon color, tinged with green. Photos by Mark McDonough, taken 5/10/03.
Two more photos from Mark McDonough. The first shows the plants st late anthesis, the flowers aged to a brilliant red, and stems lengthened to reach 6" (15 cm). The second photo showsa mature clump taken 2 years after the previous photos. Notice T. bakeri 'Lilac Wonder' in the background.
More pictures taken in Northern California. Most of my tulips were ruined this year by almost constant rain in March and early April(2006). In the first picture the buds are covered in rain drops. Then we had two days with sunshine. The first day these pictures were taken when the sun was not shining yet, but there was no rain, warm temperatures, and nice bright light. And finally the back of the flowers the next sunny day before the flowers opened fully. Photos by Mary Sue Ittner.
Tulipa 'Purple Prince' is in the single early group. It is the first of my fall-planted bulbs to bloom. Photo taken in January 2003 by Jennifer Hildebrand.
Tulipa vvedenskyi hybrid. An unnamed T. vvedenskyi hybrid obtained from Janis Ruksans that may have T. fosteriana or T. greigii or another tulip species in its blood. Photo by John Lonsdale.
Tulipa 'White Triumphator' is a white lily flowered tulip, registered in 1942, and a winner of the RHS Award of Garden Merit. In ancient Rome, a 'triumphator' was a general to whom a triumph was given. Photographs by David Pilling. Note in the last picture, there are 8 petals and anthers, compared to the more common 6 shown in the previous one.
Tulipa 'Willem van Oranje' is a double early tulip of gorgeous coloration, photographed by Jim McKenney in his USDA zone 7 Maryland garden.