Single late tulip

Tulipa 'Paul Scherer'

Single late tulip - Tulipa  'Paul Scherer'

Common Name: Single late tulip
Genus: Tulipa
Cultivar: 'Paul Scherer'

Category: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomatous Plants
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes good cut flowers, Suitable for growing in containers

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.50 m (50 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.10 m (10 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Black, Purple
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: May

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained




    Tulip breeders have been trying for years to create a variety that produces a near-black flower on a tall stem - and here it is! The blooms are large oval almost egg-shaped and sit on top of a sturdy stem in late spring. Plant in bold drifts for big impact or tone it down with silvers and pinks.

  • Garden care: In September to December plant bulbs 15-20cm deep and 10-15cm apart in fertile well-drained soil. Alternatively allow 7-9 bulbs per 30cm sq. After flowering dead-head and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser each week for the first month. Once the foliage has died down naturally lift the bulbs and store in a cool greenhouse.


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