This is a small pot of species tulips and I have found they are truly hardy even down here on the border of 8b/9a. The squirrels get the bulbs I put in the ground, leaving me only a bulb or two, but those in pots seem to be safe. I have one large pot that has multiplied to several dozen bulbs that has reliably bloomed for several years now. The flowers are smaller than the fancy hybrids but they are so nice to see on a spring day. I found these bulbs stored in my outside fridge and only planted them about a month ago. Riverbanks Botanical Garden has a great bulb sale every fall and their prices are excellent.