On the morning of May 10, its buds were beginning to show color. It is in the center front of this group:Later that afternoon, the sun came out, and the first blossoms opened; yellow, tinged with feathery coral highlights:
Tulipa ‘Tequila Sunrise’ was a late bloomer here in my zone 5b garden in Northeastern Pennsylvania, opening during the second week of May. It ranged in height from twenty-one to twenty-six inches, and its flowers were large; three inches high, and six inches across when fully open on a sunny, hot day. The Scheepers catalog lists it as a Darwin tulip; others consider it a Triumph. Here it is on the sixth day of its bloom period, with just a hint of its original yellow remaining:By day eight, it was nearly solid coral-red:We had a few days of cloudy, cool weather, so there was just a little change between days eight and eleven:Finally, here is ‘Tequila Sunrise’ as it stands today, the twelfth day of its bloom period, open wide to the bright, hot sun: P.S. ‘Tequila Sunrise’ performed exceptionally as an indoor forced bulb for me back in February as well! I highly recommend that tulip lovers put it on your short list!