I do love odd and species tulips. Far more interesting, usually hardier and reliable repeaters year after year.
Of course, for sheer volume and size, you can't beat a good Darwin tulip. And once they 'wear out', you can get the latest and greatest to replace them.
If only the gophers didn't treat them like candy.....
Above and below, Tulipa cluisiana 'Lady Jane'
Just too cute and sweetly scented as well, Tulipa 'Little Beauty'
Paeony flowered tulip 'Monsella'
Darwin hybrid 'Beauty of Spring' showing the black centre and yellow flamed exterior
Tulipa cluisiana 'Claus Tubergen's Gem'