|Latin name:||Tulipa 'Paul Scherer'|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as bulb or tuber|
|Guarantee:||1 year growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow, Shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Flowering:||April - May|
|Growing Height:||50 - 60 cm|
|Planting distance:||10 cm|
|Planting depth:||10 cm|
|Bulb circumference:||11 cm|
As 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 Bulbs
Tulipa ‘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.
The 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.
The ‘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.