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Tulip 'Queen Of Night'

Tulipa (5: Single Late Group) 'Queen of Night'

Also known as

Cottage Tulip 'Queen Of Night', Tulip 'Queen Of The Night'

Tulipa Queen of night Jdp by Jebulon (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H6

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

60cm

Max

10cm

40cm

Min

2 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Tulip 'Queen Of Night' Overview

Tulipa 'Queen of Night' is a frim favourite that produces deep-purple, almost black upright cup-shaped flowers, at the top of stems that can get to 60 cm in height, making them perfect for cut flowers. This easy bulb can be planted in containers for spring displays or scattered through borders for a naturalised look. Its elegant appearance can provide an architecture in urban courtyard gardens as well as banks or slopes of informal gardens. Pick a location that is free-draining in full sun and plant bulbs 3 times their own depth in autumn and only water during periods of drought. Tulip 'Queen of Night' is classified as a division 5; Single Late tulip. These flower late in the season and produce goblet-shaped flowers that can be 8 cm (3") across. Some group 5 cultivars can produce multi-flowering stems.

Common problems with Tulip 'Queen Of Night'

Tulip bulbs can be eaten by squirrels and also suffer from tulip fire (rot).

How to harvest Tulip 'Queen Of Night'

Generally not harvested but flowers are cut for floral arrangements.

How to propagate Tulip 'Queen Of Night'

Division

Divide bulbs when dormant. A new small bulblet will take three years to develop into a flowering bulb.

Seed

Many hybrids have been developed by crossing special traits - sow seed in Autumn and keep moist.

Bulbs

Bulbs need to be planted pointed end up, 10 to 15 cm deep (4 to 6") in the colder months of late autumn.

Special features of Tulip 'Queen Of Night'

Attractive flowers

Attracts useful insects

Bees are attracted to the flowers.

Drought resistant

Survive dry summers in bulb form.

Indoor plant

Survive dry summers in bulb form.

Pot plant

Tulips make beautiful potted flowers. Plant in well draining potting medium in enough sunlight to promote flowering. Plant close together for a stunning show.

Other uses of Tulip 'Queen Of Night'

This easy bulb can be planted in containers for spring displays or scattered through borders for a naturized look. It's elegant appearance can provide architectural in urban courtyard gardens as well as bank or slopes of informal gardens.

Ornamental

Grown for their colourful flowers.

Floristry

Grown commercially for the cut flower industry.