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Tulipa 'Queen of the Night'

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Queen of the Night Tulip (Tulipa 'Queen of the Night') at The Growing Place

Queen of the Night Tulip flowers

Queen of the Night Tulip flowers

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Plant Height:  18 inches

Flower Height:  24 inches

Spacing:  6 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Other Names:  Single Late Tulip

Description:

A velvety deep dark purple bloom that appears almost black; this variety is a late spring variety and is visually stunning in the garden, borders, or containers

Ornamental Features

Queen of the Night Tulip has masses of beautiful deep purple cup-shaped flowers with black overtones at the ends of the stems in late spring, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its sword-like leaves remain green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Queen of the Night Tulip is an herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Queen of the Night Tulip is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Queen of the Night Tulip will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity extending to 24 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 14 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 6 inches apart. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As this plant tends to go dormant in summer, it is best interplanted with late-season bloomers to hide the dying foliage.

This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by multiplication of the underground bulbs; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Garden 
Applications
Flowers 
Ornamental Features

Aurora Location

2000 Montgomery Road,

Aurora, IL 60504

Phone. 630-820-8088

Naperville Location

25w471 Plank Road,

Naperville, IL 60563

Phone. 630-355-4000

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