The yellow variety of the legendary Tulip Leo. It is around ten years ago that we bought this Tulip with her mother Leo of bulb grower Aardenburg from Heemskerk. The best man stopped growing bulbs and was looking for a new home for his unique Tulips. He did ask a lot of money for them, so naturally we were doubting a little if we should buy them. ‘Don’t doubt’ is what Eric Breed told us; ‘that Tulip is unique and you will definitely make some money out of it’. Here we are now, and how happy we are that we bought them and started growing them ourselves, because Eric turned out to be right: After the flower auction in Aalsmeer, the Tulip Leo started to get well known and a trend was set. Every flower shop that was up to date wanted to have this new trendy Tulip. For years now, this Tulip has been the most rewarding Tulip at the flower auction. Plant her in your garden at a spot that all your friends and family can see so they can admire her big flowers that open up in the sunlight. Do not be afraid that this Tulip, that is in fact a little bit more expensive than other Tulips, will not bloom as beautifully in your own garden when you take care of her yourself. Because she originated from the Oxford species, which means she is a real Darwin hybrid and thus is excellent for the garden.