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bigemrg

Enthusiastic gardener interested in growing all types of flowers for enjoyment and photographic purposes! www.iangrainger.co.uk

Tulipa 'Queen of Night'

  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2018
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bigemrg

Good evening all! Finally, a #tulip 'Queen of the Night' has appeared with the correct colour and not pink! However, it's tiny! The flower head is about the size of a brussel sprout! I really don't have anything good to say about this variety! 😀

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ublaszko

😂😂😂

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SylviaDavies

Stunning against the background! Xx

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Mandsboo

I’m still waiting on mine 🤞

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pauline33

Aww it's cute though 😉

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joanboston

Can’t wait to get home and see what colour ours are (if they have opened that is😂)

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kathy

mine are in flower now I just love the colour

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bigemrg

@ublaszko - 😀

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bigemrg

@SylviaDavies - Thanks Sylvia! 😀

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bigemrg

@Mandsboo - Hope yours arrive soon Mandy, and are larger than mine! 😀

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bigemrg

@pauline33 - Just need a magnifying glass to see it Pauline! 😀

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Mandsboo

Ahh thank you fingers crossed ha 😊

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  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2018
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bigemrg

Good morning GTers! Wasn't impressed by these #tulip 'Queen of the Night' plants last year - they were too short with tiny flowers! However, I did like the colour! Well, they've lost their only redeeming quality and have come back this #pink colour! Oh well! Have a marvellous Monday everyone! 😀

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Keely

Morning Ian isn't it funny my pink tulips from last year have turned cream, wonder if you Queen of the night will turn pink they are not quite there yet, still love pink so wouldn't mind 💗💕

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tina

Morning Ian🙋🏽 still a beauty 💕

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gauravsh6

Lovely Prettiest Glory

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bigemrg

@Keely - Morning Keely! Same thing happened to my Tulip 'Ballerina' plants last year! Should have been bright orange, but lots of them came back pink! Made me wonder if they were a true variety or some sort of hybrid sold to cash in on the popularity of the plant? 😀

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bigemrg

@tina - Good morning! Yeah, but I have plenty of pink ones which are a lot nicer than this! 😀

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bigemrg

@gauravsh6 - I suppose they are still pretty, just not what I wanted! 😀

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tina

@bigemrg I hope my haven't changed 🤞 or maybe you have gained a freebie 😄

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bigemrg

@tina - Well this is definitely Queen of the Night but it is a front runner! Maybe some of the other ones will come back true? 😀

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pelly

Suzie @jadojado29 has this problem too Ian, very strange 🤔🤔

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juliesgarden

My Queen of the night are really dark purple Ian 🤔

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jadojado29

Morning Ian @bigemrg Jane @pelly is right 1st time I am growing these & so far they are pink but I will add Rachel @rachelbrooks sent me some pics of hers & they started off pink and turned to the deep purple so I’m keeping my fingers crossed 🤞

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2017
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bigemrg

Good morning GTers! I've been pretty disappointed with my #tulip 'Queen of the Night' blooms! They've taken forever to get to this stage and are much smaller than I had anticipated! They won't be making the cut for next year's pot space! Have a super Sunday everyone! 😀

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mikethegardener

@bigemrg Morning Ian. It's tough being a gardener sometimes. Difficult decisions have to be made 😂. Queen of the Night is often a great foil for other tulips though. Have a great day 😊

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bigemrg

@mikethegardener - Good morning Mike! Think I fell into the marketing trap as they were on sale absolutely everywhere last autumn! They'll probably end up in a new raised bed I have planned for later in the year! Have a great day too! 😀

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pelly

Oh please don't get rid, they are beautiful Ian. They may do better next year. Jason @Jasonsparkes1 is disappointed with his too. 😕😕😕

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kathy

Mine have been rather lovely, planted them with some white and pale pink ones, maybe they will improve with age

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bigemrg

@pelly - They are tiny Jane! About the size of an egg! Very poor when compared to any of the other varieties of tulip I have, of which I have about 20!They'll probably be put in my new raised bed for next year but I'm not too bothered whether I keep them or not! 😀

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bigemrg

@kathy - I don't mind the colour but mine are just too small Kathy! They haven't impressed me one iota! 😀

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charlottejhurst

morning Ian, mine are smaller this year but that's due to them being 3 years old. my white #tulips all 1st year have been huge.

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bigemrg

@charlottejhurst - Morning Charlotte! This is the first year I've grown them! Crikey, if they're going to be smaller next year I'm going to need a magnifying glass to see them! 😀

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wendyjane

Beautiful

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kathy

Mine are roughly 2ft in height!@bigemrg

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pelly

Oh I didn't realise they were that small Ian, what a shame, still love the colour though 😊😊😊

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  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2016
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bigemrg

Been spring bulb planting this afternoon so am just uploading a few images to get the plants in the database! These are #tulip 'Queen of the Night' planted in one layer! 😀

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rachelbrooks

Ooh! Like this one - have planted some too 😊

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SikoMa

Gettin excited 🤗

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bigemrg

@rachelbrooks - It's a beautiful colour! I have more of these than any of my other tulips! 😀

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bigemrg

@SikoMa - Yes, it's an exciting time of the year! Love planning for spring! 😀

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Squares

my faves 😍

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bigemrg

@Squares - Mine too Sarah! I've got quite a few of these! 😀

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