A nice, soft colour with a beautifully shaped flower: these Tulips almost remind you of Roses, the kind that show up with two, three, or four at the same stem. Behind the scenes, we have been waiting for a worthy follow-up to all-time Tulip legend Angelique for decades. Angelique has been one of the most appreciated garden Tulips out there for years on end, a true classical beauty–the Audrey Hepburn of Tulips. But this newcomer might just give Angelique a break and a well-deserved holiday: Angelique is getting harder to grow in large numbers as many pesticides that have made growing her easy are rightfully being banned and traded for more environmentally friendly options. Luckily, growers have been able to create a sturdier Tulip that doesn’t need these chemical additions in order to thrive, so Angelique may rest easy, probably still being shown at the flower bulb retirement home: The Hortus Bulborum in Limmen. Miriage is ready to take over her throne, and I hope you are also excited to try this new version of an absolute classic.