Delivery: End Aug to Feb
Dark chocolate-maroon. Tulip Canyon will be a tantalising addition to the spring garden, this double late tulip has layers of petals giving a look of peonies. Reminiscent of the tulips in the old Dutch masters they look fabulous mixed with parrot tulips. Plan in the garden border or container in bold groups or mix with shades of maroon, pinks, greens, blues and orange.
|Bulb Size (cm)
|12/+ cm Bulb
|Maroon, Purple, Red
|End Aug to Feb
|Month of Blooming
|Planting Density (per square m)
|Front border, Middle border, Container
|Good for Cut Flowers
|Suitable for Pots
|Type of Soil
|Fertile, Well Drained
Perhaps not as dark as some of our black tulips tulip Canyon fits nicely into the category of dark, near black tulips. No tulip is truly black but a very deep maroon, purple or red. Incertain lights they can look completely black. When the sunlight shines through the petals and you’ll see their true colour.
What is the appeal of dark tulip bulbs?
Dark tulips absorb UV light so they are not very visible to pollinators. But you can’t deny their powerful presence in the garden. For many years these bulbs have been an essential addition to flower arrangements mixed with coppers, deep pinks and other dramatic flowers. They add instant opulence to a display.
Try planting with other late tulips for a dramatic performance
And if you love black tulips try also
How to care for my tulip bulbs
These tulips bulbs will grow in most conditions but as they are quite large flowers we would recommend planting them in beds or very large containers.
Double tulips require a lot of energy to produce a large flower, it is unlikely they will flower again next season. You can remove the flower and seed heads and let the foliage die naturally to help the bulbs put on more size before they go dormant in the summer.