Single Late Tulip Bulbs Queen of the Night

 

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For dark drama in the garden, you can't beat this almost-black tulip, with blooms in shades of deep velvety purple. Tall, strong and reliable, Queen of the Night partners well with light pinks, bold oranges and creamy whites.

Zones 2 - 8
Advantages
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Containers
Containers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 22-24" tall
Bulb Spacing9 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time Late spring
Size Bag of 10 - Bulb Size: 12+ cm
SKU 23TUL10

Plant Information

If Halloween were in spring, this tulip would probably be Number 1. Its the result of decades of work trying over and over to breed a truly black tulip. Queen of the Night is the closest any of the Dutch hybridizers have ever come to black, even though it's really a deep deep purple. In some light it appears jet black. And in arrangements, it is the flower arranger's darling and the gardener's pride. The experts in Holland tell us men particularly love this tulip along with the pure red ones. It's just as easy to grow as all the others, so why not invite the dark queen into your garden, and watch the neighbors oooh and ahhh.'
SKU 23TUL10
Common Name Single Late Tulips
Botanical Name Tulipa
Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Almost Black
Mature Height 22-24" tall
Bulb Size 12+ cm
Bulb Spacing 9 bulbs per sq. ft.
Planting Depth Plant 5" deep
Bloom Time Late spring
Planting Time Fall
Soil Type Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Easy to Grow, Cut Flowers, Containers
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals Yes - Bulbs, blooms, leaves, and stems all contain toxic compounds, which are most concentrated in the bulb.
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting & Care

Daffodil Bulbs Comparison

What is a "Quality Bulb," and Why Does Bulb Quality Matter?

Flower bulbs come in a wide variety of sizes. It is important to get the largest, best quality bulbs you can find. Larger bulbs help to ensure success, producing larger and stronger plants with more flowers.

Several flower bulbs are part of the onion family, and because of this I like to use Onions as a representation of how important bulb size is. Which of the onions on your shelf go bad first? The smallest ones! Larger onions are more resilient, taking longer to dry out/rot and can withstand swings in temperature better. Flower bulbs are the same. Larger bulbs will withstand disease, draught, large amounts of moisture, and colder temperatures significantly better than the smaller ones.

Here at American Meadows we are committed to providing you with the highest quality bulbs. This means we do everything we can to source the largest bulbs possible. Below is a comparison of bulbs purchased from three different retail stores:

Each of the glass tubes contains 20 Dutch Master Daffodils. Starting from the left, the first tube is what is sold here at American Meadows, the middle tube was purchased at a local “Home Supply” box store, and the third is another online retailer. The difference is easily noticeable.

The next picture is the same comparison, but with Tulip Bulbs:

Again, our bulbs are quite a bit larger than other retailers.

Other things to be aware of when it comes to bulb quality is making sure they are firm and without signs of external damage or cracking. Do your best to avoid bulbs that are already growing and have shoots or freshly grown roots. This is difficult when purchasing online, but if you are ordering through a reputable company, they should be checking for these things regularly.

Next time you are looking to buy bulbs, think about how much time you put into planning and planting your garden and then anxiously waiting for your flowers to grow and bloom. Don’t be disappointed after all that effort by planting sub-par bulbs. Buy the largest, firmest, disease free bulbs you can afford, and you will have the best possible results.

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American MeadowsSingle Late Tulip Bulbs Queen of the Night
 
4.1

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Accurate instructions (4)
  • Attractive (4)
  • Hardy (4)
  • Healthy (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Garden (5)
  • Outdoors (3)
  • Patio (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (3), Getting started (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (5)

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1.0

Never showed up

By 

from Crossville, TN

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Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden

      Comments about American Meadows Single Late Tulip Bulbs Queen of the Night:

      None of these bulbs grew-never broke the ground surface

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      5.0

      Look at me

      By 

      from New York

      About Me Getting Started

      Pros

      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive
      • Hardy
      • Healthy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Garden
        • Outdoors
        • Patio

        Comments about American Meadows Single Late Tulip Bulbs Queen of the Night:

        Beautiful. Stands out and says look at me.

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        3.0

        Darkest purple Queen of the Night Tulips

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        from Eagle, ID

        About Me Casual Hobbyist

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Reliable Growth

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Border Control
          • Raised Beds

          Comments about American Meadows Single Late Tulip Bulbs Queen of the Night:

          I ordered these back in Nov. to Idaho when we still had no snow and was "hopeful" to get them in the ground. They arrived in a timely matter but the weather had not held. So I saved them and kept them in a cold garage all winter long. I planted them a few days ago in a flower bed around my new flagpole. When I opened the package, there was a little mold but sprouts, so I am hopeful they do take root and bloom. It has been raining non-stop since I managed to get them in the ground, so I am hopeful.

           
          5.0

          Just gorgeous!

          By 

          from Brooklyn NY

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Large Bulb Size
          • Long Bloom Time
          • Low Maintenance
          • Reliable Growth
          • Vivid Colors

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Cut Flowers

            Comments about American Meadows Single Late Tulip Bulbs Queen of the Night:

            These tulips are amazing. All of the bulbs came up, and the blooms were a sultry shade of deep, dark purple. I planted with some red/yellow tulips for contrast, and it was stunning. I highly recommend this bulb.

             
            5.0

            Queen of the Garden

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            from San Antonio, TX

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            Pros

            • Accurate Instructions
            • Attractive
            • Hardy
            • Healthy
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Garden
              • Outdoors
              • Patio

              Comments about American Meadows Single Late Tulip Bulbs Queen of the Night:

              This tulip is amazing! The last to bloom and well worth the wait. I planted them in containers in the backyard and they grew quite well, I also used the bulb fertilizer sold here and that helped. These flowers look great in a vase on the dinner table or out in the garden. Easy to grow for any level of gardener!

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              5.0

              The Queen of the Day and Night

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              from Springfield OR

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              Pros

              • Accurate Instructions
              • Attractive
              • Hardy
              • Healthy

              Cons

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                • Garden
                • Indoors

                Comments about American Meadows Single Late Tulip Bulbs Queen of the Night:

                I planted them in the front flower bed. The are starting to bloom and are very dramatic and eye catching. These are wonderful tulips

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                5.0

                "This Tulip is rare and beautiful A++"

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                from Staten Island NY

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                Pros

                • Accurate Instructions
                • Attractive
                • Hardy
                • Healthy
                • Lightweight
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Garden
                  • Indoors
                  • Outdoors
                  • Patio
                  • Pool Area

                  Comments about American Meadows Single Late Tulip Bulbs Queen of the Night:

                  I used the bulbs as gifts. They grew well and were the perfect gift that gives again and again each year

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                  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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