Tulip 'Orange Favourite'

Tulip 'Orange Favourite' is freesia-scented and wonderful with Allium 'Purple Sensation', and invaluable for its late flowering. One of my long-standing favourites. More
15 bulbs 260235-15 £8.95 Delivery early October
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When in stock, bulbs are normally despatched within 2 working days.
30 bulbs 260235-30 £16.95 Delivery early October
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When in stock, bulbs are normally despatched within 2 working days.

Or buy this as part of our Sarah's Favourite Tulip Collection and Scented Tulip Collection.

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Tulip 'Orange Favourite' is freesia-scented and wonderful with Allium 'Purple Sensation', and invaluable for its late flowering. One of my long-standing favourites.

Our tulip bulbs are the best and biggest we can find, from tried and trusted growers. Don't forget that tulips like to be planted late in October and November with the colder weather, and need a little watering if planted in pots.

Genus Tulipa
Variety Orange Favourite
Group Parrot
Type Hardy Perennial Bulb
Bulb Size 12/+

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Soil Type Chalky, Sandy, Neutral
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Well-drained
Height 50cm (20in)
Spacing Plant 30cm (12in) deep, 8cm apart. Layer bulbs if room is tight.
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant outdoors October - December.
Care Tips Don't plant tulip bulbs until the cold weather has set in- this helps wipe out viral and fungal diseases. Leave the browning foliage on your tulips until every leaf has died right down - this allows the bulb to store more food.
Flowering June
Vase Life Tulips make supreme cut flowers. Strip the bottom leaves, tie the stems in paper and soak for 8 hrs. This helps keep the stems straight.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Advice & Videos
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Reviewed 10th July 2014 by Mary Dunstan

This lived up to its billing - a superbly coloured tulip, showy yet subtle. I could not detect much in the way of scent, though.