Black Tulip: His Majesty the Arrogance

Black Tulip: His Majesty the Arrogance

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Black Tulip (Tulipa) - a name that includes various varieties of tulips, the flowers of which have a dark purple, black-blue and dark burgundy color. The history of the withdrawal is still unknown. The first mention of the species was recorded in the middle of the XVII century.

Features and Features

Black as henna, flowers were first grown in 1986 in the Netherlands. In 1979, two varieties of flowers of the specified color were presented at once - "Wiener Weld" and "Queen of the Night".

Despite the fact that any black variety in the world has the color of a dark night, in fact it is deep purple. Otherwise, the presented varieties are no different from the standard ones.

The most popular varieties

The black color of the buds has a whole group of varieties of tulips. All of them change the shade of the petals depending on the level of illumination.


Elegant and mysterious flower. It has burgundy petals with raspberry-lilac additives, reaches a height of 45 cm. The glass has a rounded shape. Suitable for cutting and gardening.

Black hero

Black as henna, a grade. Belongs to late terry species. The bud reaches a height of 7 cm, the number of petals doubled. The diameter of the opened flower is 11 cm. A distinctive feature is an impressive number of petals. Plant height reaches 60 cm. Flowering occurs from May to July. Shelter for the winter is required.

Black parrot

In the photo it looks like the plumage of a parrot, where the name came from. It blooms in early May, has maroon petals with green stripes. The diameter of the bud reaches 20 cm, the height of the plant is 10 cm. The growth rate is average, you can use the tulip for making bouquets, landscaping and decorating flower beds. Prefers to grow in partial shade or in a well-lit place.

Black pearl

Late simple black flower. Stem length reaches 60 cm. Ideal for cutting. Suitable for landscaping, blooms from April to May.

African queen

The variety is characterized by almost black, ruby ​​red color, there is a thin border of white color. It looks very beautiful in the photo, it is actively used to create fringed dark white varieties that look no less attractive in the photo. The texture of the flower is waxy, the shape is beautiful, the glass does not open, in size - medium.

Dorrie overall

A simple late black tulip. Stem length reaches 60 cm. The variety is ideal for cutting.

Queen of the night

The black tulip has a delicate aroma and royal appearance. In height reaches 60 cm. The tulip is simple, late, powerful. The flowers are large, goblet, have obtuse petals and a square base. Flowering occurs in mid-May. Scope - gardening, distillation and cutting.

It must be remembered that black, like henna, varieties of tulips in nature do not exist. Without chemical treatment, to ensure that the color was pure black, it will not work, so you have to be content with what is.

Black tulip "King of the night"

Use in landscape design

It is customary to plant a black variety of tulips in groups of nine pieces. If the goal is urban landscaping, you can use 50 pieces of flowers. The variety looks great:

  • in rockeries;
  • on the flower beds;
  • near the tracks;
  • in containers;
  • near trees and shrubs.

If you take not one variety, but several, you can achieve continuous flowering for two and a half months. One plant can bloom for about 15 days.

The black variety is actively used to create bouquets. Moreover, in the cut it costs at least ten days. To make the tulip look great in the photo and in life, it is better to cut it early in the morning or late in the evening - at this time the plant is saturated with water.

We also offer you to find out what the tulip symbolizes, and where its homeland is located.

What black tulips go with

A black tulip variety looks great with other bulbs. The traditional option is to plant along with daffodils, which give the flowerbed some chamberness and elegance. Saturated black color will perfectly resonate with white daffodils, which will emphasize the nobility of black.

A black tulip can be planted with yellow or cream daffodils, as well as with anemones, muscari, hyacinths. Dark as henna, the plant is perfectly shaded by blue muscari or lilac plants, but be careful when planting. In this case, it is necessary to correctly select shades and place accents.

Black tulip combines well with blue hyacinth or tender anemone. Good combinations with cream and yellow tulips, a sharp contrast will give placement near black white flowers. It is recommended to plant a black, like henna, plant as well as the upper tier above white anemones or clefts and hyacinths.

In the photo and in life, a black tulip looks great in an open place and near trees. You can place it next to perennials.

If you plan to grow a black tulip in one place for a couple of years, it is worth planting annuals on top of the bulbs. In a flower bed with different tiers, tulips are usually placed on the first line.

The ideal option is to plant a black flower in a flower bed with plants such as:

  • penstemons;
  • woolly purse;
  • Veronica
  • hellebore;
  • cuffs.

Black tulip can be combined with hosts, milkweed, peonies, ferns, daylilies. The black color of the plant in this case will be appropriate to look both in the depth of the flowerbed, and in the foreground.

Another method for successful placement is planting under ground cover perennials. The latter may include:

  • forget-me-nots (Myosotis);
  • Caucasian arabis (Arabis caucasica);
  • phlox (Phlox);
  • obrieta (Aubrieta).

The diverse world of tulips

Dark tulips, the color of which means belonging to the royal family, look simply excellent. At the same time, you can combine them with any pastel or light colors, for example, with phloxes, primroses or other tulips.

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