The Tulip Esprit is bred by Vertuco. Five growers in Breezand, North Holland decided, back in the eighties, to start hybridizing Tulips together under the name Vertuco. Nowadays Vertuco is a well-known name in the bulb industry. Besides all the Tulips they bred for the cut flower market that are also known for introducing a marvelous collection of fringed Tulips. This type of special Tulips did already exist before they started breeding but is was Vertuco who gave them a place in the market and made them popular. They created outstanding fringed Tulips in all sorts and colours the world of Tulips has to offer. They are also famous for their double Tulips and among them some varieties that are perfect for the Garden.
The Tulip Esprit is one of their many hits among their vast assortment. She is just as nice as her twin-sister Golden Gate. By cross breeding the yellow edged, red Tulip Allegretto with the vigorous yellow fringed Tulip Hamilton they created a couple of outstanding double fringed Tulips. Esprit and Golden Gate are the best from this crossbreed.