Tulip Double Late Black Hero


Double Late tulip Black Hero has stunning flowers that are a blackish maroon.

SKU: T4230 Categories: , ,


Tulip Double Late Black Hero has stunning flowers that are a blackish maroon. These later flowering tulips such as Black Hero are ideal for late spring colour in the garden.

Cultivation instructions

Double late tulips have large double flowers, often commonly called Peony flowering tulips. Double late tulips flower taller and much later than their early counterparts and are very useful in borders of the garden. They can of course also be used in tubs, pots and containers and put to great effect if planted in groups of 10 or more. Cultivate the soil to a depth of 20cms before planting, plant bulbs 10cms deep (up to 15cms in light/sandy soils) Soils should be free draining so in heavier soils add grit or well rotted humus matter to help with drainage. It is traditional to plant tulips in October when the ground starts to cool down. If this is a concern do not worry if you plant them earlier or later as they will still grow well.

Care tips:

Tulip Double Late Black Hero do benefit from using bulb starter when first planting and if you can loosen the soil to a depth of 20cms that would also be helpful to the root development.

Will work really well when planted with annuals, muscari and late daffodils.

Keep tulips well fed during the growing season and remember to lift them at the end of the season. Only the big bulbs should be kept to flower for the following year.

Tulips are often treated as annuals as flowering performance the following year is never as good.

Growing Information

Flowering Height: 40-45cm (16-18″)

Flowering Period: April-May

Soil type: Fertile, well drained soils that do not become excessively wet. Neutral to alkaline soils preferred.

Aspect: Happy in full sun but flowers will last longer in semi shaded areas.

Scented: N/A

Planting Depth: up to15cms

Spacing: 10-15cms apart.

Full growing instructions provided.

New season top quality bulbs dispatched from September on-wards

Additional information



Flowering time


There are no reviews yet.

Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review.

You may also like…

  • Tulip Double Late White Bridge


    Double late tulips are amongst the last tulips to flower in your garden.

  • Iris Dwarf/Reticulata Harmony

    Iris Dwarf/Reticulata Harmony


    A classic dwarf iris with royal blue falls with yellow blotches.

  • Golden Dawn

    Daffodil Division 8 Tazetta Golden Dawn AGM


    Golden Dawn is a highly fragrant multi-headed variety that can be grown indoors as well as outdoors.