Tulip Paul Scherer

Black is the new black!

 
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Tulip ‘Paul Scherer’ is taller than our usual black Tulip,’ Queen of the Night’ and flowers a just little earlier with a little more red. The blooms last well and have a matt finish to the petals. The colouring is deep maroon to black. This looks good with any other colour in the garden.

The stems are strong and the foliage is green-grey.

Tulips are the superstars of spring. They can take centre stage like no other flower can, creating unforgettable spring shows.

Tulips may have a reputation as `difficult customers` but in most cases this is undeserved. When you buy a bulb the flower is already pre-formed, ready to bloom. All you need to do is plant them into well drained soil in a sunny spot, fertilise and water, then wait for the show!

While tulips can be a little more work than some bulbs, their show is second to none.

A simple way to remember when to plant your tulips is Mother`s Day! It is ideal because by this time of year the soil has cooled sufficiently for planting. It doesn’t have to be on the day but as long as you are around the date.

All our bulbs are ready to grow; they do not need to be chilled.

It is a good idea to prepare the soil for their arrival by adding some delicious organic matter. Tulips need good drainage and at least six hours sun a day to flower at their best. Plant the bulbs 15-20cm deep with the pointed end up. Space your tulips 10-20cm apart, planting closer for a more spectacular show.

In most areas it is recommended you lift and store your Tulip bulbs once their foliage has browned. You don’t need to do this if you live in an area with frost, the soil is shaded or mulched through summer and the ground does not become soggy during their dormant period. In every other case it is recommended.

Code

TUGPR

Botantical name

Tulipa hybrida

Height

30-50cm

Width

10-15cm

Flowers

Mid Spring

Climate

Cool to Sub-Tropical

Availability

Australia wide

Aspect

Full Sun to Light Shade

Supplied as

Bulbs

Water needs

1