Dramatic, blackish-purple, cup-shaped flowers with irregularly cut wavy petals in May and strap-like, grey-green leaves. These spectacular black parrot tulips, one of the darkest varieties currently available, make excellent cut-flowers. To prevent the exotic flowers from flopping they're best planted close together in a sunny, sheltered, well-drained spot.
SITE: full sun
FLOWERING MONTHS: May
BULB SIZE: 10/11
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