Tulip Queen of the Night
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Tulip 'Queen of the Night'

One of the most striking of all the tulips, black is the new orange!
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  • One of the most popular tulips with its deep purple, almost black petals.
  • Looks great planted with white tulips to let the distinctive colour stand out even more.
  • Tulips are one of the most popular bulbs to give a fresh, vibrant spring colour to your garden.
  • They also make great cut flowers to brighten up the house.
  • Supplied as a pack of 30 bulbs, ready for planting.

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Item: 600201
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One of the most popular dark-coloured Tulip, ‘Queen of the Night’ makes a striking appearance in the garden with its deep-purple, almost black, velvety blooms.

Tulips are a popular bulb choice for spring colour but why not try something a little different and create a stunning feature border that will stand out amongst the crowd in your garden?

The dark-purple, traditional tulip cup-shaped blooms are set against a wonderful glossy green backdrop that will look fantastic used to fill up borders but will look just as spectacular in pots and containers placed on patios, pathways and around entrances.

Easy to care for and great for cutting and bringing indoors, Tulip ‘Queen of the Night’ is a spectacular spring flowering bulb that will really add an intense flavour to your garden.

Supplied as a pack of 30 bulbs, ready for immediate planting.

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Item 600201 supplied as:
Pack of 30 bulbs size 10/11

Plant Care Information

Perfect In Pots
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Winter Hardy
Cut Flower
Cut Flower
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow

Top Tips

Which way up? Usually pointy end up, but if you are not sure, plant the bulb on its side and it will eventually right itself.

Care Information

Planting Advice for your Queen of the Night tulip bulbs:

  • Tulips prefer sun if possible, but some will also grow in shade so consider this before planting.
  • Tulip bulbs begin to put down roots in October and November, so can be left until then if you're short of time, just store your bulbs in a cool, dry place.
  • Plant bulbs at twice the depth of the height of the bulb and four times their width apart. e.g. 5cm tall bulbs need to be planted 10cm below the surface of the ground and 20cm apart.
  • If you garden on heavy soil, cover the base with 5cm of sharp sand or horticultural grit. This allows bulbs to put more energy into flowering and less into forming new bulblets.
  • Please check the bag for any additional planting instructions.
  • They are fine to plant even if a little green growth is showing, they’ll just need a good watering when you plant them, and then only when the soil is dry.
  • While all the energy that a bulb needs in order to grow is stored in the bulb itself, they will do better if you feed them when in active green growth.
  • Tulips grow perfectly well in pots filled with soil-based compost with some added grit or multi-purpose compost.
  • Bulbs grown in pots should be planted deeply in the garden after flowering and pots replanted with fresh bulbs the following year.
  • If planted in pots be sure to water frequently and keep moist.

 

Aftercare Advice for your Queen of the Night Tulips:

  • Get your bulbs in the ground as soon as you can so that they can establish a good root system before the weather becomes too cold.
  • Plant in herbaceous borders, in pots, or leave in the ground to naturalise.
  • Water frequently and if in pots ensure that the compost doesn't dry out.

 

Tidying your Tulips:

  • Once flowering is over, it is important to leave the leaves on your tulips until they have died right down, usually by early summer. This allows the bulb to store food and produce flowers the following year.
  • While it is recommended that bulbs are dug up and dried in the summer sun, modern thought is that there is no real benefit from doing this and many gardeners now leave bulbs where they are.

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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
50 cm
15 cm
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