Richmond House, Clare, Suffolk ............ Romantic walled garden with emphasis on scented plants. Pleached-tree-framed steps lead to formal ‘new perennial’ parterre; Med. terrace by swimming pool; informal garden area with species roses, peonies and spring bulbs; mini meadow; vegetable/cutting garden, chickens, trained fruit trees, greenhouse; tulips; dahlias; hellebore/fern path. Over 40 small-flowered clematis and 50 roses. Garden open to public in May under National Gardens Sc
The Black Hero Tulip — features peony-form double flowers of a lustrous maroon so dark it shades to black. Flowers are 4 to 5 inches across and carried on strong 22” stems. Blooms late April into early May.
Perhaps the all time favorite tulip of gardeners in this country - and with good reason - double pink Angelique is romantic, lush and, yes, even fragrant. Need more? This beauty frequently ups the ante by producing more than one soft pink, rose and white, lightly ruffled bloom per stem. Angelique is unsurpassed for cutting and always admired in the garden; plant in generous groupings for best effect.