The blossoms of Double Late Tulips have so many petals that their other name is Peony Tulips. The blossoms are extremely large; when fully open they can be as much as 4 inches (10 cm) across.
As well, the flowers bloom late and are very long lasting, so you may have Double Late Tulips in beautiful condition well into early summer.
There aren’t an extremely large number of varieties in this class. However, there still are quite a few varieties which are both spectacular and easily available. I probably shouldn’t prejudice you, but this is my very favourite class of tulips!
Several varieties have a fragrance; I have indicated which ones by putting an asterisk (*) after the name of the variety