Extremely popular and considered as one of the top ten prettiest deep purple cultivars, award-winning Tulip 'Queen of Night', to this day, is still considered the blackest tulip ever bred. It presents impressive, velvety dark maroon or mahogany blossoms, depending on the light. In the shadows, the flower can appear to be pitch black. Wherever it is planted, be prepared for a dramatic show! Blooming in late spring, this acclaimed member of the Single Late Tulips group enjoys a sturdy, long stem that will withstand wind and rain!
★ Growing up to 24-26 inches tall (60-65 cm), this tulip creates dazzling harmonies with other late season flowering bulbs.
★ Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
★ Performs best in full sun to partial shade, in rich, fertile, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Prefers areas with cool winters and warm dry summers.
★ Easy to grow, this tulip is a welcomed addition to beds, borders, containers. For best visual impact, plant in groups (at least 10 to 15 bulbs) or mixed with any other flowering bulbs. Excellent as cut flowers!
Tulip 'Queen of Night'
★ To be planted in fall.
★ A symbol of spring, tulips are the most popular spring bulbs and most gardeners reserve them a spot in the garden or in containers. Grown for their attractive, vibrantly colored flowers, there are currently over 3,000 registered varieties, which are divided into fifteen groups, mostly based on the flower type, size and blooming period of the tulip.
Single late Tulips include cup- or goblet-shaped flowers and are among the tallest tulips with the Darwin Tulips with a height ranging from 22 - 30 in. (55 - 75 cm) on sturdy stems. Single late tulips can be found in almost any color related to tulips, including some extremely unusual bicolored varieties. Blooming in late spring, Single late tulips make first-class cut flowers.
Do you love tulips? Why don't you stretch the season by planting tulips from various varieties and cultivars? Though each blossom will last a fairly short time, the overall tulip show may last up to 2 months if you select your tulips well!
★ To achieve this, you may want to select a few Early Tulips from the Kaufmanniana Tulips which resemble shining stars when open, Greigii Tulips with their mottled leaves, Fosteriana Tulips, Single Early Tulips with their cup-shaped blooms or lovely peony-looking Double Early tulips.
★ Finally, select a few cultivars of the Late season Tulips such as the tall-stemmed Single late Tulips, the large, whimsically-shaped Parrot Tulips, the elegant Lily-Flowered Tulips with their slender flowers and pointed, recurving petals, the fascinating Viridiflora Tulips with their green flames or the Fringed Tulips with their finely incised petals. And enjoy weeks of color!
★ Eating may cause severe discomfort and may cause a skin allergy.