Most of the Tulips in my garden are already blooming but 'Queen of Night' is stealing the show. It has grayish leaves and flowers on stems about 28"-30" tall and dark maroon almost black petals. I was extremely surprised to see it bloom because this is the third year it was planted and the first time it didn't turn out to be a yellow or red bloom.
Last year I bought two packs from Home Depot's garden center last fall and was expecting to be disappointed once again. After obsessing over this bulb for two years it feels very gratifying to finally have it planted in the garden. The funny thing is that I just got my catalog from Brent And Becky's Bulbs and have a few new bulbs that I am lusting after. Tulip 'Black Parrot', 'Black Hero' which is a double sport of 'Queen of Night' and also Tulip 'Deirdre' which is an interesting almost green mutation.
I also have a 'Black Parrot' tulip.