8 black tulips

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Most tulip varieties are red, yellow, or pink, but there are some stunning black and near-black cultivars. to choose from. Let’s look at the most popular dark tulip varieties for tulip gardens and spring floral arrangements.

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1. Queen of the Night tulip

The Queen Of The Night typically blooms mid to late spring and has earned its name via its regal, dark color. With plenty of sunlight and water, this tulip can grow between 28-30” tall and is certain to add a bit of an edge to your flower garden.

Potted black parrot

2. Black Parrot tulip

The Black Parrot Tulip is one of the late bloomers of the black tulip family, typically blooming in late spring and growing between 20-22” in height. This is one of the sassiest types of tulips, paired with its dark purple hues and flared edges.

Black hero

3. Black Hero tulip

The Black Hero tulip is an elegant, plum-black variety that’s beautiful in shape, color, and size, perfect to cut and use as a centerpiece on your dining room table. The way their petals gracefully fold over each other, giving the blossom a bowl shape, is nothing short of magnificent. These black tulips bloom in late spring and grow between 20-24” in height.

4. Ronaldo tulip

Ronaldo black tulips are decadent and radiant, growing in height in mid-spring from 14-18”. They tend to have a bit of a reddish hue, adding a spark of interest that makes them pop in a flower bed.

5. Vincent Van Gogh tulip

‘Vincent Van Gogh’ tulips are works of art in their own right. Growing up to 12-18” in height, their fringed edges and deep, rustic color add a gorgeous pop of color to any flower garden. Additionally, they bloom in mid-spring and are perfect to put on display.

Continental dark purple black tulip

6. Continental tulip

The Continental tulip is a gorgeous purple-black Triumph-type tulip. This variety is beautiful as a cut flower but also perennializes well in the landscape for a beautiful show of black tulips year after year. The plants grow about 20″ in the garden, making them perfect for the front of a border garden or alongside a pathway.

7. Black Horse tulip

Black Horse is one of the more rare black tulip varieties these days. Black Horse tulips grow between 25-31” tall and tend to bloom in late spring or early summer. Snap them up if you find them!

8. Black Jack tulip

Black Jack tulips bloom in mid-spring, ranging from late April to early May, and grow to around 18” in height. These velvety, soft tulips need lots of sunshine to grow happy and healthy.

9. Black Diamond tulip

Black Diamond tulips have an interesting shape. Instead of the classic tulip shape, these maroon-colored flowers are more closed at the top of their bloom, giving them an egg shape. These tulips grow in mid-spring and can grow from 18-24” in height. 

Mary Jane Duford
Mary Jane Duford

Mary Jane Duford is a quintessential Canadian gardener. An engineer by trade, she tends to an ever-expanding collection of plants. In her world, laughter blooms as freely as her flowers, and every plant is raised with a dash of Canadian grit.

Mary Jane is a certified Master Gardener and also holds a Permaculture Design Certificate. She's also a proud mom of three, teaching her little sprouts the crucial difference between a garden friend and foe.

When she's not playing in the dirt, Mary Jane revels in her love for Taylor Swift, Gilmore Girls, ice hockey, and the surprisingly soothing sounds of bluegrass covers of classic hip-hop songs. She invites you to join her garden party, a place where you can share in the joy of growing and where every day is a new opportunity to find the perfect spot for yet another plant.

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