Such a wonderful colour combination! The almost black tulip ‘Paul Scherer’ together with the intense red, fringed flowers of the tulip ‘Barbados’. Growers have been searching for an almost black tulip like the 'Paul Scherer' for years! In fact it is a dark brownish-purple, with large oval flowers on sturdy stems and they make a lovely backdrop to brighter colours. A great flower for cutting too. The highly fringed flowers of the tulip 'Barbados' make it pretty special. The intense red colour of the flowers ensures that this new variety will have a great future. Also wonderful as a cut flower, the colour will look amazing in a vase. Together they form a wonderful combination and are sure to be commented upon.
|Latin name:||Tulipa - 'Barbados' + 'Paul Scherer'|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as bulb or tuber|
|Guarantee:||100% growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow, Shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Flowering:||April - May|
|Growing Height:||50 cm|
|Planting distance:||10 cm|
|Planting depth:||10 cm|
|Bulb circumference:||11 - 12 cm|
Plant your Tulipa 'Paul Scherer' and Tulipa 'Barbados' bulbs a.s.a.p. upon receipt, in the garden or into pots, planters or window-boxes. Do store frost-free until planted. Each bulb goes in a hole three times deeper than the size of the bulb so a 5 cm bulb goes in a 15 cm hole. Plant the bulbs about 7 cm apart. Loosen the soil with a fork and plant each bulb, with the point up and roots down. Fill the hole with soil and try not to walk over the planting area. The more bulbs you plant, the better the effect so plant at least 6 per group or scatter 25-50 bulbs evenly over a bed or border and plant them where they fall.
Tulipa 'Paul Scherer' and Tulipa 'Barbados' flowers are at their best in the first flowering after planting. Bakker therefore advises planting new bulbs every year. Your 'Paul Scherer' and 'Barbados' tulip bulbs will thrive in loose, well-drained soil in full sun or (part) shade (so anywhere really). Give potted bulbs some extra protection from frost - store the pot frost-free and/or wrap the whole pot in bubble wrap. Water in dry periods.