Question: I’ve attached a picture of tulips in my neighborhood. I find them gorgeous, but alas, the woman who planted them has moved from the rental where they are blooming, and can’t tell me their name. My internet searches haven’t been successful — I’ve seen tulips that look similar, but the evolving color and lush peony quality hasn’t been the same. Do they look familiar to you?
These heavy-headed beauties may well be some type of peony-flowered tulips, so densely ruffled their stalks aren't strong enough to hold up the blooms. They're gorgeous, but perhaps better for the vase than the garden. Do you think they might be the double-flowering 'Orca' (below) described as very fragrant, and changing from pale honey orange to tangerine as the blossoms age? Brent and Becky's Bulbs and White Flower Farm both have good selections of double tulips, so you might want to search their web pages to be sure...your mystery tulips could also be 'Orange Princess' or 'Charming Lady' (both available from Brent and Becky's)