Tulip Negrita – a strong deep purple; veined dark purple. We have always liked Tulip Negrita planted with triumph tulips such as Orange Dynasty or White Flag.
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- Colour: Purple
- Height: 45cm
- Bulb Size: 10/11cm
How to grow:
- Hardiness: Hardy
- Soil Type: Moist but well drained
- Position: Full sun
- Bulbs per m2: 75
- Planting depth: 10cm
- Planting distance: 10cm
Tulip Negrita – is perhaps the inspiration behind our logo. In its closed form, the petals meet at a point. Tulip flowers react to the sun and heat. Opening up during the course of the day and closing up over night or in cold and wet spring days. Tulip Negrita certainly has been in our catalogue for a very long time. It is a wonderful tulip of pure vibrant purple. It will grow between 40 and 45cm tall. Flowering in April to early May. If you buy purple tulips from the supermarket they are most probably Negrita.
How to plant tulip bulbs
Plant tulip bulbs in a well-draining soil of a loamy mixture 10 cm deep. Tulips bulbs can be planted between October and December. They are a hardy bulb and need period of very cold weather so they can start growing once the winter sun begins to warm up. You can leave tulips in the ground but it is not guaranteed that they will flower the next year as the bulb often splits into smaller bulbs not big enough to flower. Remember to remove the heads once the flower has finished as the petals can cause problems if they are left to rot into the soil.
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