Thick, lustrous maroon petals with a sheen last a long time in the field and in the vase. Combines gorgeously with blue, pink and the softest primrose yellow. Super dramatic with soft pink. For a similar early bloomer see Palmyra.
Tulips grow best in zones 4-7 where colder winters are more common. When planting outdoors most classes of tulips do not return every year, with the exception of the Darwin Hybrids and species. We grow them in pots and crates and compost the bulbs after they bloom.