The Black Hero Tulip — features peony-form double flowers of a lustrous maroon so dark it shades to black. Flowers are 4 to 5 inches across and carried on strong 22” stems. Blooms late April into early May.
Cornus sanguinea 'Midwinter Fire' - This deciduous shrub has oval, mid-green leaves and produces small, creamy-white flowers in May and June. But it's really grown for the brilliant, flame-coloured stems that are revealed when the leaves, which turn orange-yellow in autumn.