- Botanical name: Tulipa 'Cafe Noir'
- Common name: Tulip
- Plant type: Bulb
- Features: Flowers
The tulip is a stalwart of the late-spring garden. There are hundreds to choose from, including traditional, single cup-shaped varieties, double-flowered cultivars and those with elegant, goblet-shaped flowers. Tulips grow best in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. However, they don’t always come back the following year and are therefore often best treated as annuals.
Blooms of Tulipa ‘Café Noir’ stand out distinctively in a garden border or bed with elegant, deep maroon flowers. A blue base to the petals is revealed as the flower mature and open up. Remove fading flowers of Tulipa ‘Café Noir’ to prevent the plant producing seeds at the expense of next year's flowers.
- Sun exposure: Full sun
- Aspect: South facing, West facing
- Position in border: Front, Middle
- Hardiness: Hardy
- Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
- Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline
Effects:Purgative if ingested