Now I'm the first one to write off tulips as nonrepeaters; I even rip them out and start fresh every year in my main tulip border. But back behind this large oak I've stuck assorted tulips over the years and have to admit that these dark pink Darwins have been blooming their hearts out for over a decade. I think they look grand with the Actaea daffodils on the left. Actaeas are smaller-flowered, later-blooming, clump-forming and reliably perennial.
But really, I've gotta hand it to those Darwins.