The Dutch are famous for their massive tulip fields of rainbow colors during the springtime. The tulip flowers have been hybridized to produce every imaginable color of the rainbow, even black, if you can imagine anyone who would want a black tulip flower. The colors are red, yellow, pink, white, blue, etc. and many pastel shades including bi-color or multi-color flowers.
The tulip bulbs can be refrigerated to plant any time of the year that you would like to enjoy flowering, even in the wintertime. The tulip flowers are excellent to use as potted plants, and long lasting bloomers that are favored by florists to use as fresh cut flowers. A bouquet of tulip flowers is a favorite choice for brides to use at her wedding. For perennial reblooming garden landscapes, some people prefer to plant and establish beds of tulips of the same color, and other people prefer to mix up the colors, using two or more different choices. When planting out-of-doors in flower garden beds, most old-school gardeners recommend planting the tulip bulbs 8 to 12 inches apart.