Tulipa 'Cafe Noir' - Brooding near-black flowers top the stout stems of this single late tulip. Excellent in late spring and early summer bedding schemes, its rich chocolate-red colouring looks great as a contrast to creamy whites and yellows, or toned with soft pinks.
Richmond House, Clare, Suffolk ............ Romantic walled garden with emphasis on scented plants. Pleached-tree-framed steps lead to formal ‘new perennial’ parterre; Med. terrace by swimming pool; informal garden area with species roses, peonies and spring bulbs; mini meadow; vegetable/cutting garden, chickens, trained fruit trees, greenhouse; tulips; dahlias; hellebore/fern path. Over 40 small-flowered clematis and 50+ roses. Garden open to public in May under National Gardens Scheme
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.