These are my second favorite tulips. I have already planted two other bunches of them to make sure that I had plenty blooming. They just look so regal. I do get a lot of people asking about them, so I know that I am not alone in my admiration. In fact, I was going up to my friend's MIL's house to see the new foals and we passed a house that had a whole garden full of Gavotas. I'm so jealous!
These tulips are easy to grow and multiply readily. They also do not weaken; they bloom just as strong the fourth year as they did the first. That's what I like to have in a tulip- no fuss.
There is one small issue with them. They are supposed to have white edges, but I have noticed that many have yellow edges. They are still pretty, but I do prefer the maroon on white. Those are good Badger colors, while the other colors are U of M colors.