‘It would be nice to be there’ was a slapstick respond when I posted a picture of this tulip on my FaceBook. Of course there is no time for that but luckily I can enjoy this tulip a couple of weeks in my garden each year. Ardeche is a late blooming so called French Tulip that is grown a lot in French for cut flower production. These type of tulips are terrific garden tulips as well. She is also one of the tulips used in our popular mixture ‘French Blend’.