Paul Scherer Tulip

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SKU
3900

Gothic spring beauties, the Paul Scherer Tulip (Tulipa species 'Paul Scherer') is an incredibly deep, dark purple that’s near black! Certain to stand out among the bright green leaves! These satiny petals are sensationally different and add drama. Fading slightly to a dark plum-purple, the tall stems add mystery to floral arrangements and containers alike!

Softly fragrant, Paul Scherer Tulips features the wide, arching green foliage and central rosette typical of the Tulip family! They carry the sweet fragrance you'd expect from a spring flowering bulb and all the incredible cold hardiness too!

Perennial bulbs are easy-care and very low maintenance, just plant them and they'll bloom every year, multiplying and forming tidy clumps and groupings on their own over time. Can be an annual in growing zones they're not hardy in.

Planting and Application:

These are dramatically dark blossoms for beds and borders in any sunny or dappled sun setting! Create large groupings throughout your perennial and cottage gardens to maximize their dark color, add unique color to rock gardens or plant in rows along gardens as edging and low border plants. They are perfect for bouquets, so include a few in your cutting gardens!

Ideal in large, protected planters where the ground won't freeze solid. Even indoors, they can be forced to bloom earlier for unique winter décor! Mix among other spring bulbs or intersperse among larger perennials and shrubs, where the later emerging foliage will shade out these tender perennials once the sun becomes too hot for them in summer.

  • Fragrant Satiny Petals
  • Dramatic Near Black - Dark Plum-Purple Blooms
  • Strappy Wide Green Foliage Rosettes
  • Cold Hardy Perennial Bulb
  • Early Spring Color in Beds, Borders & Containers

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Tulips should be planted in the fall 6 to 8 weeks before a hard freeze. Each bulb should be planted pointed end upward and at least 8 inches deep. The location should be well-drained and in full to partial sun. Tulips do not like wet soil so water only when planting if it gets very dry in the fall or during prolonged drought.

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Moderate Moisture
  • Well-Drained Enriched Site
  • Deadhead After Bloom Fades
  • Dislikes Soggy Conditions

Order the lovely Paul Scherer Tulip bulb plants today for spring blooms tomorrow! NatureHills.com ships your fall-planted bulbs in the autumn based on your climate and growing zone!

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Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 18.99
20 - 49.99 21.99
50 - 69.99 24.99
70 - 99.99 29.99
100 - 129.99 34.99
130 - 149.99 41.99
150 - 150+ Approx 27%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Paul Scherer Tulip  Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-7
Growing Zones 3-7
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Tulipa 'Paul Scherer'
Mature Height 16 - 18 inches
Mature Spread 6 - 9 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Dark Purple
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Foliage Yellows