There are two types of single tulips: single early tulips and single late tulips. Although their names are rather self-explanatory, it's good to have a clear understanding about some of the differences between these beautiful spring bloomers. Early tulips open weeks before their taller siblings and are excellent at standing up to unfavorable early spring weather conditions such as heavy rains and strong winds. Very striking in mass plantings, celebrate the joy of spring with a swath of colourful tulips near the entry of your home. Late tulips, which bloom in late spring, are taller and include many bicolored varieties. Plant them with other flowering bulbs for a delightful garden display! Their tall sturdy stems and striking hues make them great flowers for cutting.