My 'Black Jack' and 'Artist' tulips have failed to make even the most timid of appearances. After months in the soil, there is not a bit of growth to be seen. Meanwhile, my old tulips grow away, gracing me with lots of leaves...and no flowers.
But I've had two minor successes.
The first, and most prolific, is 'Spring Green' - a beautiful white and green tulip that my old supervisor, Leigh at Wild at Heart, recommended I grow. It's taken a few years, but I can finally see what he meant!
The scent is incredible. I think it's the strongest-smelling tulip I've grown.