Rembrandt tulips are distinctive for having incredibly vibrant colour combinations made up of a base colour with contrasting flame-like flashes. The ancestors of these flamboyant tulips originated in Leiden in Holland, where Dutch tulip growing began, which is also the birthplace of the artist Rembrandt. The bicolour flowers were so rare and valuable that they caused �tulip mania�, when single bulbs could sell for a fortune in the early 17th century. Now, you can grow Rembrandt tulips yourself, and at a far more reasonable price. With dazzling colours, their large flowers are carried on strong, straight stems during April and May. They look quite unlike any other tulip and will set your spring garden alight with their bold blooms, and they�re wonderful for cutting too. Tulips are very easy to grow and care for and can be left in the ground after flowering as long as it�s well drained, so you�ll get another wonderful display the following year as they slowly naturalise and spread, or they can be dug up and stored over winter before replanting the following spring. Supplied as 25 bulbs, size 11/12, ready to plant in autumn, growing to a height of 50 cm (20 in) and width of 15 cm (6 in).