* Update: I found out after writing this blog that the tulips I like is called "Triumph." So, basically I bought the wrong kind of tulip bulbs. But, my review stays the same. The bulbs I bought from Costco didn't bring me much joy and satisfacion.
* This is my personal opinion. Some (a lot of) people may not agree with me. Additionally, I still have a faith in Costco, because the flowers did look like the picture on the package. I didn't know there were differnt breeds of tulips. Costco was selling less expensive kind.
Last year, I bought some tulip bulbs from Costco, but they were disappointing. Flowers bloomed OK, but I was not satisfied with the quality and performance of them.
These Costco Tulips were not the kind of tulips that most people desire. These were "K-Mart versions" of tulips. Flower were small and "ugly". They bloomed for only a few days. It was cute, I did it once, but I shall not repeat it this year. I will buy more expensive tulip bulbs from local garden center.
Below picture is tulips I brought from Costco (2015). All 50 bulbs produced flowers similar to this.
At the same time last year, I bought a few tulip bulbs from local garden center. They were much more expensive. But they brought me more joy and satisfaction. Flowers stayed bloomed for much longer time. I am looking forward to grow these tulips again this Spring.
Below is images of a tulip I bought from local garden center.