April 19, 2011

Queen Of Night

Above is one of the most exquisite tulips you can get, the 'Queen of Night.' The flower itself is dark purple which is an amazing attribute to ones garden. It's one of the late-blooming tulips and what I've noticed is that one bulb can produce more than one flower. Planted 10 of them and have 13 flowers right now. That's a bonus. I must also add that the flower seems to have gotten even more dark than in the shot. It's very close to black, which was a sought after prize here in Holland a few centuries back when the tulip trade reached insane proportions. Below is a shot of most of the tulips I planted.

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