The most mysterious of all: Tulip Black Parrot. The petals are so long that they seem to spread as wings. The dark purple-red is matt on the outside of the petals, but shiny as onyx on the inside. One of my favourites to pick, because it just looks extremely dramatic in a vase. Try to combine with the late flowering red Tulip Kingsblood or the white Tulip Maureen. Or let your imagination go free. Introduced in 1937, even before the black Tulip Queen of Night.