Tulip 'Purple Raven'
New in 2023.
Dynamite Fuchsia pink flowers with a lavender blush that sees them change in different lights. Tulip ‘Purple Raven’ opens mid season and pairs well with ‘Negrita’.
Great colour and great performance, these Tulips are real all rounders. In beds or pots they are reliable and beautiful. Tulipmania might have transpired nearly four hundred years ago but the spirit lives on in gardeners everywhere!
Our Tip: Tulips look best en masse. When planting keep this in mind and plant them quite densely. By using a triangle planting formation you can create a nice full display.
Tulips may have a reputation for being `Prima Donnas’ 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, water and enjoy the show.
A simple way to remember when to plant your tulips is around Mother`s Day. It doesn’t have to be on the day, it just serves as an easy marker. The timing is ideal as the soil has cooled sufficiently for planting and the really hot autumn days are usually done and dusted.
All our bulbs are ready to grow; they do not need to be chilled, which is one less thing to do.
When growing tulips in pots, we recommend regular watering as potting mix is perfectly drained, so dries out quickly. Keep the soil moist but not soggy. In warm weather you may need to water daily to get the most out of them. If they are left too dry they tend to flower short, or abort their buds. We also suggest the addition of some fertiliser as they begin to grow to ensure the best show.
Supplied as: Bulbs
Cool to Sub-Tropical
Full Sun to Light Shade