Tulip 'Nachtwacht'
Tulip 'Nachtwacht'
Tulip 'Nachtwacht'
Tulip 'Nachtwacht'
Tulip 'Nachtwacht'
Tulip 'Nachtwacht'
Tulip 'Nachtwacht'
Tulip 'Nachtwacht'
Tulip 'Nachtwacht'
Tulip 'Nachtwacht'

Tulip 'Nachtwacht'

Tulip 'Nachtwacht'

5 bulbs — £8.90

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Description

Gaze in wonder as these sumptuous dark peony-flowered tulips unfurl each spring, Tulip 'Nachtwacht' (or Night Watch) heavily-petalled flowers catching the dew each morning which glistens like stars in the night sky! Tulip 'Nachtwacht' thanks it name to the world famous painting of Rembrandt which you can adore in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Call us in the spring and we will show you the double-flowering Tulip Nachtwacht – a true piece of art – in our exhibition garden at Keukenhof Gardens.

Opening from tightly-packed buds, they emerge slowly, providing a long season of interest as they do. The blooms are rounded like pompons, heralded by the stately stems which reach up to 60cm tall. These versatile beauties sit well in any kind of planting scheme, with their upright structure and dark colour adding contrast to mixed borders, containers or shrubberies. Plant Tulip 'Nachtwacht' in large swathes running through the border among other flowering plants for a classic cottage-style look, or dot them through shrubberies or among architectural plants to provide that important streak of early-season excitement in contemporary gardens.

Tulips do well in most sunny locations, but can also tolerate light shade. Flowering in late spring, they provide that all important hit of colour that bridges the gap between spring and summer. With long, straight stems, they make wonderful cut flowers too. Heavily clustered varieties, such as Tulip ‘Nachtwacht’ (Night Watch), open slowly which gives them a particularly good vase life.

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Perfect for pots

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Low maintenance

  • Fully hardy

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Tulipa 'Nachtwacht'

  • Tulip group

    Double early (2)

  • Flower colour

    Red, purple

  • Bulb size

    12/+

  • Established height

    30-50cm

  • Established spread

    10-20cm

  • Plant spacing

    60 bulbs per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Upright

  • Life cycle

    Short-lived perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1st year

  • Sunlight

    Full sun
    Partial shade

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Pots
    Large containers
    Borders
    Gravel gardens
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens
    Cut flower gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Stony
    Multipurpose compost
    Loam-based compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    No

  • Mouse resistant

    No

  • Rabbit resistant

    No

  • Deer resistant

    No

  • Toxicity

    Skin/eyes irritant
    Harmful if eaten

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

  • Orders placed before 1 September 2024
    You can expect your order in September 2024

    Orders placed 1 September - 15 October 2024
    You can expect your order in October 2024

    Orders placed 16 October - 15 December 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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Tulips can be tall and willowy, or stocky, sturdy and compact and the tulip flower shapes are just as varied. An absolute rainbow of vibrant colours makes tulips among the most exciting plants any gardener can get creative with!

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