Pretty Tulips that Come Back Every Year

Tulips, Tulipa, Naturalizing, Spring Bulbs

  • Tulips for Naturalizing, Tulips that come back, Best Tulips, Naturalizing Bulbs, perennial Bulbs, Perennial Tulips

Many tulips are not strongly perennial and their floral display tends to decline from season to season. They bloom well the first year, but then peter out after a couple of years. Their large bulbs split themselves into smaller bulbs that may not have the same flowering power or are simply non-productive. Instead of one large, stately bloom appearing, two or three smaller flowers will pop out of the ground. Plantings that don’t have enough energy will send up a mass of green foliage and no bloom.

But if you select the right tulip varieties, plant them in the right spot and provide the proper care, you can be rewarded with a magnificent spring display year after year.


While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.

Guide Information

Hardiness 3 – 8  
Plant TypeBulbs, Perennials
Plant FamilyTulipa - Tulips
ExposureFull Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Water NeedsAverage
Soil DrainageMoist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
CharacteristicsCut Flowers, Showy
ToleranceDeer, Rabbit
Landscaping Ideas Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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