April height 18" (45cm)
Tulipa sylvestris, the forest tulip since 1530, is very famous in Friesland (NL) as a Stinsenplant in a cemetery near the church of Ternaert. It is indeed wonderful to see them rocking among the old gravestones like yellow clouds.
The Sylvestris is a botanical tulip that blooms profusely the first year. In the second year we also saw it return well in a mix with a grape of latifolium or crocuses. Fairly early bloomer, nice length, rises far above the grass, bends with the wind.
This tulip requires movement of the soil, releasing new nutrients. If you don't have moles or rabbits, then dig in the fall yourself with a garden shovel between your bulbs. Perhaps you impaled one, but the others are grateful to you!