The word princeps meant in the old days ‘the first’ as well as ‘the most important’. Both meanings apply to this Tulip. Princeps blooms as one of the first and there is a good change, once Princeps finished her flowering, that you will not see such a vivid red again in your garden for the rest of the year. Truly phenomenal as red as this Tulip blooms. Nice to know is that this Tulip is selected out of the species Tulip fosteriana that grows in the wild in Central Asia. Amazing that you can find such big, beautiful, and rich coloured Tulips in the wilderness.