I have always been extra delighted by dark purple tulips (sometimes called black). In preparation for last year’s tulip season I felt the need for a bit of a change and added more of the dark red ones to the purple that I always plant. The reddest of them was the ‘Jan Reus’. I do think that it made a good combination with the more purple toned ones.
Together with the dark tulips are the white and proud ‘Maureen’ that is a reoccurring tulip for many years. Other white ones are the ‘Spring Green’, ‘Double Maureen’ and ‘Exotic Emperor’ for example.
You cannot but love the ‘Black Hero’- What an outstanding tulip. Blooms for a long time, withers beautifully (dries without turning brown), returns and keeps well in a vase.
Most tulips do not bloom until the end of May in my garden. Enjoying the buds until then.