Height: 45 - 50 cm
Flowering period: April, May
Group: Double tulip bulbs
Delivery time: August to November
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Features of the Black Hero tulip bulb:
The color of the flower of the Black Hero tulip bulb is very dark purple. The heart is white with a light colored pistil. Some petals have a white spot. The Black Hero has a not very large double flower. The flower stands on a sturdy stem of about 50 cm and blooms very late in the season. The leaves are very broad and light green in color.
Double tulips form a separate group. These tulip bulbs bloom over a long period. They are not that high, 30 - 50 cm., and stand on sturdy stems. Due to their lower height, these tulip bulbs are less sensitive to wind. These tulip bulbs have thick, full flowers. These flowers open wide on a sunny day. The flowers then have a diameter of 7.5 to 10 cm.
In many double tulips, the ancestor is the tulip 'Murille' , which dates from the middle of the 19th century. As a result, the group has an unusual homogeneity with regard to height and their long flowering time.
The double tulip comes into its own when they are planted in a large group in the garden. Their homogeneity makes them very easy to combine with each other.
Almost all double tulips also do well as cut flowers.
The best planting time for Black Hero tulip bulbs are the months of October and November. The tulip bulb needs some time to form roots before the first frost comes. If you plant the tulip bulbs before October, there is a risk of frost damage because the tulips will emerge too early in the spring. The planting depth is 3 times the height of the bulb. In order to bloom in the spring, a tulip bulb needs the indispensable winter. So a cold period, which should last at least 9 weeks with a temperature below 10 degrees Celsius. Tulip bulbs are best planted in well-loosened, not too wet soil. If they are too wet, the bulbs will rot and there will be no flower. They do well in sun or partial shade. Plant tall tulips in a place where they are protected from strong winds to prevent blowing over. You can plant the tulip bulbs in groups or scatter the tulip bulbs and plant them where they have fallen. The latter gives a natural effect.
Black Hero tulip bulbs do well in a pot.