Not sure what is going on with the tulips we're forcing. Two of three varieties we got in Dec. are blooming out at 6 inches or shorter.....a length that makes it impossible to sell and makes me feel like a bad flower grower. Not impressed. The third variety, the red one, is doing fantastic, with nice long stems and a knockout color. The mice are unable to resist the beauty and have worked their way through about 30-40 stems already, paying no attention to our many traps set about. Little buggers.