Paeony Tulip - An exotic green and gold protea from some trendy SoHo floral designer? No, but that’s what this 300-year-old double tulip looks like when it first starts to open — and no modern tulip looks anything like it! For a close-up view of its weird beauty, simply click on our small photo. Now imagine it in a vase where you can watch it day by day as it slowly matures from a chartreuse symphony into a peony-like blossom of gold brushed with red. Wow!