Every Spring, I run into a couple of amazing new finds during my numerous adventures looking for more bulbs to add to our assortment. This year, I consider my biggest find to be Akebono Red: a red variant of the already existing Akebono. You might know Akebono already, as she is one of the easiest Tulips out there: large and strong, and can do well in any garden. A healthy Tulip if you’ve ever seen one. When I ran into the red version, I knew I’d have to buy it to offer it to you, too. The colour of red Akebono displays is one you seldom encounter in a Tulip: bright and shiny. An enormous addition to our assortment, especially for any beginning gardeners out there. I found Akebono Red at the nursery of Van Klink located at De Stolpen, and I told him right away that I was interested as soon as he had enough of them to be able to sell. Freek, the grower, has done an internship with us during his years at trade school, so it was a kind of full-circle moment for all of us that he was now ready to sell us a variety of his own. If you want a beautiful, red Tulip to light up your garden this Spring, I fully recommend Akebono Red for the job. Next year, she’ll be available in larger numbers.