Queen of Night Black Tulip

Queen of the Night Black Tulip (Tulipa ‘Queen of the Night’) is simply stunning with its dark, velvety deep purple petals shifting almost into black. It’s a dramatic force in the late spring garden where its intense color shines amongst the bright colors of the season. Plant a group en masse or in a container for a stunning look.
Zones2 - 8
Advantages
Good For Cut Flowers
Good For Containers
Plants For Small Spaces
Good For Forcing
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
40 to 50"
Mature Plant Size22-24" tall
Bulb Spacing9 bulbs per sq ft
Bloom TimeLate spring
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SizeBag of 10
SKUHC017384

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Queen of the Night Black Tulip (Tulipa ‘Queen of the Night’) is an award-winning single late- blooming Tulip that sets the garden alight with its dark maroon-purple, almost black blooms. Considered the blackest Tulip ever bred, at 20-24" tall this garden star is perfect along a border or mixed into a bed of spring flowers where it harmonizes with the bright colors of spring. It makes great cut flowers too, so plant plenty. Plant in a full sun spot in enriched, well-drained soil. Protect from pests if needed by planting with sharp gravel, or treat with anti-chewing remedies before planting. If deer are a problem, protect young shoots from browsing by covering with chicken wire, cloches, etc. Your efforts will be rewarded with unique pollinator favorites. 20-24" tall x 4-6" wide.
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SKUHC017384
Common Name
Queen of Night Black Tulip
Botanical Name
Tulipa ‘Queen of the Night’
Zones
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Almost Black
Mature Height
22-24" tall
Bulb Spacing
9 bulbs per sq ft
Flower Bulb Size
12+ cm
Planting Depth
Plant 5" deep
Bloom Time
Late spring
Advantages
Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Containers, Plants For Small Spaces, Good For Forcing
Amount Of Rain
20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil, Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average, Well Draining
Item Package Size
Bag of 10
Ships As
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Planting Time
Fall
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Hot Desert, Pacific Northwest, Coastal California
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals
Toxic to Cats and Dogs
Item Unit Of Measure
Bulb
Ships To Canada
No
Planting Guides

Tips on Growing Fall Planted Flower Bulbs: When you receive your spring bulbs (Tulips, Daffodils, etc.) keep them in a dry, dark, cool place until ready to plant. They need air circulation so they will not collect moisture and rot. Planting times can vary from early October in the North to mid-to-late November in the southern regions. A good rule of thumb is to plant them about 6 weeks before the ground is frozen or after the first hard freeze. For more information and a planting depth illustration, see pages 13-15 of our Planting Guide.

Soil Preparation for Bulbs: Plant tulips in well-drained soil to ensure proper root formation. Incorporate a good quality organic compost as needed. Yum Yum Mix® is recommended as an excellent source of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium needed for strong plants and healthy roots. Mix a small amount into the bottom of the hole before planting your bulbs.

Many bulbs prefer full sun exposure, including Tulips. Exposure to full sun will bring out the rich colors that tulips offer, but some shade will enable a longer blooming period and still offer a colorful addition to your yard or garden. Other bulbs such as Grape Hyacinth (Muscari), Allium, Snowdrops (Galanthus), Hyacinth, Scilla and many Daffodils will tolerate partial shade and bloom well, so long as they receive at least six hours of sunlight each day. Pink Daffodils will hold their color longer if planted in dappled shade or morning sun/afternoon shade.

After planting, add a top dressing of compost or other organic material and water in thoroughly. If your winter is dry, water every three to four weeks throughout the winter and add more mulch if necessary.

Protect your Bulbs: One planting of Yellow Crown Imperial per 20 feet of garden bed will deter foraging mice, voles and moles. To deter chipmunks and squirrels from snacking on Tulip bulbs, place a grid of chicken wire above the bulbs as you plant to protect them. Apply Chase Mole and Gopher Repellent to the surface of the ground to protect bulbs from these burrowing mammals. As bulbs sprout, use our Deer Off Repellent to prevent deer and rabbits from browsing your spring blooms.

After your Bulbs have Bloomed: Once your bulbs have bloomed, allow the bulb foliage to brown and fade naturally, since the leaves are feeding the bulb in the ground. Removal of foliage weakens the bulb and leads to fewer blooms the following year. Planting your bulbs amongst your perennials is one way to conceal the dying bulb foliage. The perennials begin to grow and fill out as the bulb foliage dies back. The perennials will then provide foliage and color in the garden from late spring through the summer and into fall. Regular fertilization with balanced organic or natural fertilizer and a re-application of mulch each fall will insure more and more beautiful spring bulb blooms for many years!


View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.
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As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Plant Information’ section describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (800) 925-9387 or contact us by email.

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