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Tulip 'Queen of Night'

"Black tulip"

Tulip 'Queen of Night'

10 bulbs — £6.50

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Description

Near-black tulips are absolutely incredible, and 'Queen of Night' tulips are among the best of the black tulip varieties. It's as if spring has been building up to a climax culminating in the blooming of your single late tulip varieties. To highlight your black tulips, getting them the attention they so justly deserve, plan your Tulip 'Queen of Night' bulbs in generous clumps or combine them with pure white tulips for a classic black and white look.

You'll want to use Tulip 'Queen of Night' in your flower arrangements, so be sure to plant enough bulbs. That way, you won't miss the stems you took indoors to admire.

Tulip 'Queen of Night' is amongst the most sought after of all tulips. One of the rare, near-black tulips, its deepest purple blooms are so close to black that in certain lights they may seem pitch black. We're not sure if a truly black tulip would be an improvement on Queen of Night. After all, this stately lady does indeed look black—until the sun illuminates her petals. Then, a dark burgundy-purple lights up the blooms, bringing the petals to glowing life!

Despite the concerted efforts of dedicated tulip growers over the years, experts say the holy grail of a truly black tulip is impossible.

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 'Queen of Night'

  • Tulip group

    Single late (5)

  • Flower colour

    Near-black

  • Bulb size

    12/+

  • Established height

    50-70cm

  • 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

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  • 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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