Tulip Queen of Night
Tulip Queen of Night is the most famous black tulip. Long sought after, but finally found. The black tulip! Well in fact it is very very dark purple, but for us its black enough. This tulip stand on long elegant stems and makes a mysterious impression in your garden. A late flowering tulip that blooms in early May. This is the true Queen of Night. Introduced in 1944.
Tulip Black Parrot
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.
Tulip Black Hero
In 1984 the double flowered sport of Tulip Queen of Night was dicovered, it was named Tulip Black Hero. Coloured in the same deep purplish black Tulip Black Hero has very full double flowers and is one of the highest tulips available, especially for a double tulip. Flowering at the very end of the season you can make a grand combination with other late blooming tulips such as the light pink Tulip Angelique (left in photo), or with his sister Tulip Queen of Night. Tulip Black Hero is suitable for cutting.