This exceptional strong but very pretty, double tulip is from Japan. Over there, in the far East, she was named after the legendary and unbeatable sumo wrestler Akebono. A great name for this Tulip because like the sumo wrestler, she is a die-hard. The tulip herself is a real Darwin hybrid tulip; strong, vigorous and long lasting. I have seen her re-blooming in different gardens for several springs on undisturbed sunny locations. Akebono…a winner.