A few years ago, I discovered Tulipa praestans ‘Shogun,’ a gorgeous light-orange tulip that actually gets better with time. I was shocked, really. The plant closely resembled all of the tulips that had let me down so often in the past. However, the rabbits didn’t mow it down to the ground and it had just as many blooms this spring as it had the previous spring. I decided it was time to investigate my options for planting tulips that were truly perennial.