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The Black Tulip Queen of the Night

Tall, dark and handsome.

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Add a touch of mystery to your garden with this dark beauty.

Part of the allure of this dark tulip is its formal and distinguished garden presence. Tulip 'Queen of the Night' almost demands respect as her magnificent flower heads unfurl on their statuesque stems. Blooms open late season.

The maroon, almost black petals are make the surrounding colours stand out to great effect. Using the dark colour of tulip ‘Queen of the Night’ you can experiment with combinations of lemons, whites, reds, oranges and bright pinks for sensational garden effects. The possibilities are endless.

They have a past steeped in romance, they have been a muse for art, poetry and passion. The Tulip has obsessed nations taking flower power to the extreme. It has earned its name as Queen of Bulbs.

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

TUGQN

Botantical name

Tulipa hybrida

Height

30-60cm

Width

10-15cm

Flowers

Late

Climate

Cool to Sub-Tropical

Availability

Australia wide

Aspect

Full Sun to Light Shade

Supplied as

Bulbs

Water needs

1