12 x Tulips 'Paul Scherer' purple - BulbTulipa 'Paul Scherer'
Lilac, purple, black
Tulip (Tulipa) 'Paul Scherer’ will amaze everyone with its colour - this tulip is almost black! A complete black flower in nature is not quite natural - this in in fact a very dark purple with large flowers on sturdy stems. Growers create every darker shades that before. 'Paul Scherer' has firm stems holding the pretty oval blooms and that make this tulip the perfect cut flower.Show more
Planting and flowering details
Show moreAs soon as possible after receiving the Tulipa ‘Paul Scherer’ bulbs they should be planted in the garden or potted up. These tulip bulbs must be kept in a frost-free area until then. Plant each bulb in a hole that is three times as deep as the height of the bulbs - a 5 cm bulb goes in a 15 cm hole. Planting distance for the Tulipa ‘Paul Scherer’ is roughly 10 cm. Loosen the soil well and plant the bulbs point up. Refill the hole and avoid walking over the soil. Plant the bulbs individually with a small trowel or with a special bulb planter. For larger areas, make a wider hole to accommodate more bulbs. The more bulbs, the greater the effect. Plant in groups of at least 6 bulbs or scatter about 25-50 flower bulbs evenly over the beds and borders.
Potted ‘Paul Scherer’ Tulip BulbsTulipa ‘Paul Scherer’ also grows wonderfully in planters, or window boxes. Make sure you use fresh potting compost and place a layer of gravel or hydro-pellets at the bottom of the pot. Plant the bulbs in a hole that is three times as deep as the height of the bulb - a 5 cm bi;b goes in a 15 cm hole. Planting distance of potted ‘Paul Scherer’ tulip bulbs is about 7 cm. Add extra colour to your pot by planting low growing anemones or for-get-me-nots just above the tulip bulbs, which will flower beautifully below the tulips.
Show moreThe flowers of the ‘Paul Scherer’ tulip are at their best the first year after planting. That’s why we recommend adding new and extra bulbs each year to make your borders and pots even more colourful. ‘Paul Scherer’ tulips grow best in loose, well drained soil ianywhere in the garden. To protect potted bulbs from frost, store the pot in a frost-free area or cover it with bubble wrap. Water the tulips during dry periods.
Show moreThe ‘Paul Scherer’ tulip is famous because of its exceptional colour: this is a ‘black’ tulip. Breeders have been trying to create a black tulip for centuries and they've almost done it with this one. The colour is a dark brownish-purple, but from a distance, certainly gives the impression of it being ‘black’. Great to combine with purple or shades of white. A strong tulip on firm stems that belongs to the group ‘single late' tulips.
Tulipa ‘Paul Scherer’ as cut flowerThe extraordinary flower colour makes Tulipa ‘Paul Scherer’ a very popular cut flower and lasts a long time in a vase. Everyone should have a group of this variety in their garden. Pick the flowers preferably early in the morning. Remove the lower leaves and put the stems immediately in a bucket full of lukewarm water with a cut flower food. Thanks to the firm stems these tulips are also able to be used in oasis.
- Extra information
Latin name Tulipa 'Paul Scherer' Delivery type Supplied as bulb or tuber Guarantee 100% growth and flowering guarantee Color Purple Light preference full sun , partial sun , full shade Scented not scented Flowers for cutting yes Flowering period April - May Growing height 50 - 60 cm Planting distance 10 cm Planting depth 10 cm Circumference bulb 11 - 12 cm