Hi Mary Sue and purveyors of tulips, Thanks for sharing the photographic journal of Tulipa 'Little Princess'. It's fun to see who the same cultivar grows in very different parts of the world, in very different climates. Your plants look striking, and definitely a bit darker red than mine... surely based on climatic differences. Will you need to give them a "chill treatment" each year to get them to bloom. How do you chill them and for how long? My Tulipa 'Little Princess' are just showing buds, which will probably bloom in 3-4 days. Currently we're finally getting some cold soaking rain after one of the driest spring seasons in recent memory. Your two photos of Tulipa batalinii are striking too. Your plants probably represent one of the cultivars (hybrids with red T. linifolia) based on the strong orange tinge to the blooms... looking very much like the cultivar 'Bronze Charm', rather than straight T. batalinii which is solid yellow. Gorgeous just the same. Mark McDonough Pepperell, Massachusetts, United States firstname.lastname@example.org "New England" USDA Zone 5 ============================================== >> web site under construction - http://www.plantbuzz.com/ << alliums, bulbs, penstemons, hardy hibiscus, western american alpines, iris, plants of all types!