Like rich lustrous velvet this peony tulip blooms purple/black early in the season adding drama and elegance to the garden and vase. Green feathering is amazing. Gorgeous with pinks, lilacs and soft yellows. Named for the ancient Roman city in Syria.
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.