Thursday, April 8, 2010

"Black" Tulips



The "puny" tulips (plants) are producing some mighty nice blooms! This morning I had to visit them with a watering can before I could take their picture (pollen!). Strangely enough, the ones in my backyard are darker than the ones in my front yard (same variety!), but who cares? They look good!

4 comments:

The Gaudy Garden said...

That is a gorgeous color. Do you know the name? Very dramatic!

Karen Platt said...

It looks most definitely like Black Hero, the only really dark double, although Uncle Tom is a good dark red double.There are many more black singles, but only the two dark doubles. You are lucky to have your tulips now, I have another three week wait for mine. Colour by the way of 'black' plants is affected by soil, the amount of light and many other factors. I love my black tulips.

Ellie said...

Those tulips sure look good! I planted some single "black" tulips (Queen of night) last autumn but they are not yet flowering. The first flower buds have appeared, so another 2-3 weeks I guess. Can't wait!

Lya Sorano said...

Yes, Mr. Gaudy Garden, it is a "Black Hero" and I bought the bulbs from Brent & Becky's in Virginia.

Thanks for the insight, Karen. Some of my neighbors have ooh-ed and aah-ed over them, so maybe I'll try some more for next year.

Ellie, you must be "up north". Here, it seems spring came and went overnight. It's 80+ and definitely A/C weather already!