I ordered these tulips late in fall. Planted them. One week after planting, a giant frost hit. 2 weeks later, another snow storm hit. Come spring, they were up and growing. They bloomed and were absolutely beautiful! I was scared the bulb would ruin, but it didn't and to my amazement, they bloomed so beautifully!! I only wish I would have bought more bulbs. Tulips are beautiful, but definitely look better when they are in more of a cluster vs so spread out like I did!