These tulips are also called Peony Tulips because of its characteristic shape. It resembles a Peony in shape. The petals are somewhat whimsically shaped and the flower opens wide. This tulip was very popular at the end of the 17th century because of its beauty. These tulips are also very suitable as cut flowers, only the shorter varieties are not. If you want to plant them in the garden, do so in a sheltered spot out of the wind. The wind damages the large flowers faster.