The flowers of 'Fancy Frills' open white and slowly mature to pink with white fringe along the edges and base. This cultivar originated in the Netherlands, released by W.A.M. Pennings in 1972. Plant this tulip in full sun, moderately fertile and moist soils, and protect it from rabbits and deer.
Fringed tulips, like many other groups, need at least six weeks of consistently cold temperatures in order to complete their lifecycle and bloom reliably in following years. Hot temperatures signal the plant to enter summer dormancy immediately. Rarely does the Chicago area have the consistently cool temperatures through the end of June that is needed.