Here is great news for those in warm climates: You can grow tulips! T. Sylvestris is native to southern Europe. They don't require much winter chill to thrive. AMONG THE BEST TULIPS FOR THE SOUTH. Here in zone 8, Arizona they come up in January and bloom in March. In hot and humid areas be sure they have good drainage to survive summer dormancy.
Hardy in zones 6-9 (maybe colder, but I can't be certain)
Flowering period: early
Plant height: 8-10 inches
Bulbs are 6+ cm cir.