Narcissus Scilly and Fortune, Dutch Iris and pre-chilled Sorbetto Tulips flourish in the Brazos Valley and Robertson County, Texas, USDA zone 8b.
Order tulip bulbs for September/October delivery to allow 8 to 10 weeks of pre-chilling in refrigerator @ approximately 40 degrees, away from fruit and vegetables that emit ethylene gas, which will damage the bulbs. Plant from mid December through mid January. Pictured are Tom Pouce, a Triumph tulip cultivar.
Purchase bulbs from a reputable source - www.BrentandBeckys.com www.Colorblends.com are two good sources for bulbs. Steer clear of bulbs that are available to purchase out of season. Look for bulbs that are acclimated to southern USDA plant hardiness zones