• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Tulipa 'Queen of Night' (5)

tulip 'Queen of Night'

  • Other common names tulip 'Queen of Night'

  • Family Liliaceae

  • Genus Tulipa are bulbous perennials with characteristic flowers, in a wide range of colours, in spring

  • Horticultural Group Single Late Group tulips (which include Darwin and Cottage tulips) flower in late spring, with cup-shaped or goblet-shaped flowers on tall stems

  • Details 'Queen of Night' bears glossy, dark purple to maroon flowers in late spring. Reaches a height of around 60cm

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Columnar/Upright

  • Toxicity All parts may cause severe discomfort following ingestion

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

    H6

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Loam

    Loam

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Sand

    Sand

  • MoistureWell-drained

  • SoilLoam, Chalk, Sand

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height 0.5-1 metres

  • Ultimate spread 0-0.1 metre

  • Time to ultimate height 1-2 years

How to grow

Cultivation Plant 10 to 15cm deep in fertile, well-drained soil. Protect from excessive wet and shelter from strong winds. See tulip cultivation

Propagation Propagate by lifting and separating offsets

Suggested planting locations and garden types Flower borders and beds Cut Flowers City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants

How to care

Pruning Deadhead after flowering

Pests Can be damaged by slugs, aphids and stem and bulb eelworm; squirrels may eat the bulbs

Diseases May be subject to tulip fire and bulb rots

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