Tulip ‘Paul Scherer’ is taller than our usual black Tulip,’ Queen of the Night’ and flowers a just little earlier with just a touch more red. The blooms last well and have a matt finish to the petals. The stems are strong and the foliage is green-grey.
Tulipmania might have transpired nearly four hundred years ago but the spirit lives on in gardeners everywhere!
Tulips are the superstars of spring. They can take centre stage like no other flower can, creating unforgettable spring shows. This collection shows off some of their most striking blooms, great for adding some flare to the garden. Not only do these tulips look good, they have also impressed us with their durability and lasting performance.
Tulips have a bit of a Prima Donna reputation but with a little know how they are easy as pie! An easy way to remember when to plant your tulips is to do so around Mother`s Day! This timing is ideal because by this time of year the soil has cooled sufficiently for planting.
All our bulbs are ready to grow; they do not need to be chilled, which is one less thing to do.
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 10-15cm apart, planting closer for a more spectacular show.
Mid to late season
Cool to Sub-Tropical
Full Sun to Light Shade