Tulipa 'Queen of Night'

single late tulip bulbs

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Sultry and dramatic this finely-poised, eye-pleasing tulip looks black in spring sunshine. But its popularity lies in being perennial - coming back year after year if a little smaller in form.

Val Bourne - Garden Writer

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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: Apr-May
  • Flower colour: purple-black
  • Other features: excellent cut-flowers
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
  • Bulb size: 12/+

    These are probably the best loved of the deep purple tulips. Their velvety, dark maroon, single, cup-shaped flowers on straight stems in May are stunning, so they do deserve their acclaim. The almost-black tulips work well in a 'bruised' coloured border, planted between other plum-coloured flowers and foliage plants. Shown here photographed with tulip 'Shirley'

  • 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.

  • Harmful if eaten/may cause skin allergy

J. Arthur bowers bonemeal

J. Arthur bowers bonemeal

Gives trees & shrubs a good start

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Magnolia 'Heaven Scent'

magnolia

Spring flowering, and compact

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Hyacinthus orientalis 'Woodstock'

hyacinth bulbs

A 'bruised' coloured garden hyacinth

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Tulipa 'Shirley'

triumph tulip bulbs

Tall white tulip with a mauve edge

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Terracotta tulip pot

Terracotta tulip pot

These classic, unfussy designs work best in an English garden

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    2006 Planting Chelsea Flower Show enquiry

    Hi, I see you have plants available for the current show, but do you have a plant list for the 2006 award winner (Daily Telegraph,Tom Stuart Smith) available as I am interested in buying some of these plants? Thank you for your time, Kelly
    Asked on 4/5/2010 by kelly mackenzie

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      Hello Kelly, He did use a lot of plants in his garden - here is a list which includes most. Allium Purple Sensation Anthriscus Ravens Wing Aquilegia Ruby Port Astrantia Claret Carex testacea Cirsium rivulare atropurpureum Dahlia Dark Desire Euphorbia Fireglow Geranium Lily Lovell Geranium phaeum Samobor Geranium Phillipe Valpelle Geranium psilostemmon Geum Princess Juliana Gillenia trifoliata Hakonechloa macra Iris Dusky Challenger Iris Dutch Chocolate Iris Sultan's Palace Iris Superstition Iris Supreme Sultan Knautia macedonica Lavandula angustifolia Nepeta subsessilis Washfield Nepeta Walkers low Purple fennel - Giant Bronze Rodgersia pinnata Superba Rodgersia podophylla Salvia Mainacht Sedum matrona Stachys byzantina Stipa arundinacea (syn.Anemanthele lessoniana) Stipa gigantea Tulip Abu Hassan Tulip Ballerina Tulip Queen of Night Verbascum Helen Johnston I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

      Answered on 4/6/2010 by Crocus Helpdesk
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