20 bulbs 260849-20 £16.50 Delivery late September
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40 bulbs 260849-40 £26.50 Delivery late September
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60 bulbs 260849-60 £37.50 Delivery late September
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A sublime combination of beautifully silky, smoky, sophisticated colours. I'm inclined to fill my whole garden with these.

This collection contains 5, 10 or 15 bulbs each of:

The Brandy Snap Tulip Mix will flower from early April to May. All the tulips are mixed together in one bag, ready to plant in one go or to divide over several containers.

This can be gift wrapped in our exclusive hessian sack, with ribbon and a Sarah Raven gift card. You will be able to add this to your basket once you begin the checkout process. To add a gift message to your order, simply fill out the details at the delivery stage of the checkout.

Please note: only items which are showing ‘in stock’ can be gift wrapped.

Our bulb collections will be supplied with each variety bagged individually. To reduce waste, we no longer collate these into a second larger bag. Your delivery paperwork will list details of the collection you have ordered and the varieties included. Our bags can either be recycled or composted (please check bags for details).

Group/Species Triumph

Single-flowered cultivars, stem of medium height, flowering in mid-season. Good lasting properties. Conical flowers, up to 7.5cm wide. Click here for more information about tulip groups.

Common Name Tulip
Border Position Container Garden
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 45cm (18in)
Spacing Plant 20cm (8in) deep, 8cm apart. Layer bulbs if room is tight.
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant outdoors October - December.
Care Tips Don’t plant tulips until mid-late October. Plant pointy end up 10-15cm deep, 8cm apart in borders (less in containers). You can use a mycorrhizal Bulb Starter. After flowering leave the foliage to die back naturally if you want to reuse the bulbs.
Flowering April - May
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
Beasts and bulbs, indoors and out

November, and the garden is at its most colourful, strewn with traffic light coloured leaves that fall from the Liquidambar.

Protecting tulips from pests

Protect your tulips this spring from their main pests. This short guide shows you how to avoid tulip fire and squirrels.

Sarah's favourite tulip groups

Sarah talks about her favourite types of tulip groups.

Gardening at home with Sarah | May Tulips

Sarah shares her favourite tulips for companion planting, growing in shade and pots.

Gardening at home with Sarah | The best tulips at Perch Hill

In our latest video, Sarah shares her favourite tulips for picking, pots, borders and grass.

Gardening at home with Sarah | Tulips at Perch Hill

Watch as Sarah discusses her favourite varieties currently growing in the gardens at Perch Hill.

Planting numbers for bulbs in borders

A handy guide for how many alliums, narcissi, tulips, snowdrops and other bulbs to plant in your plot.

How to plant and grow tulips

Find out the best way to plant your tulip bulbs for a great display next spring.

How to plant tulips using a traditional bulb planter

On a particularly blustery autumn day in October, Sarah shows you how to plant tulips with a bulb planter.

How to grow tulips in container pots

Sarah shows you a few different ideas and techniques for planting tulips in container pots, for beautiful spring displays in your garden.

Understanding the 15 different tulip groups

The full list of the different tulip groups, with a little specification, as well as an example. We hope from this you can learn a bit more to help...

A guide through the tulip trial beds at Perch Hill

Sarah guides you through the new tulip varieties she is trialling from her most recent trip to the Netherlands (Hortus Bulborum, Keukenhof). She...

Sarah's blog: The Tulip Garden

We had our first light frost this morning, which has made me start thinking about planting tulips...


Bulb Delivery - When in stock, please allow 2-3 days for despatch.

Click here to find out more information about our delivery rates and times.

Brandy Snap Tulip Collection reviews

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Reviewed 13th July 2019 by Hello Kate

Seeds for shady areas didn’t germinate despite following instructions carefully

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Reviewed 11th July 2019 by Hello Pauline

The selection was lovely and the colours were really beautiful/

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Reviewed 10th July 2019 by Hello June

Really efficient and plants are always well packed and healthy.

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Reviewed 5th July 2019 by Pamela

Really healthy bulbs and a good show

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Mrs Bolam

As per comments above as to all my tulip bulbs I have purchased

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Chris

Service was again very good the bulbs looked amazing and lasted well in spite of being on an East facing wall.

Beautiful colours.

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Reviewed 7th May 2015 by Jennifer Bull

Have never bought collections before but these are absolutely stunning. They look wonderful together and each sets off the other so well. All my collections are lovely and I will be buying again.


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Reviewed 2nd May 2015 by Lisa Pendreigh

Unfortunately in this case, it stands for waste of wonga. I was seduced by the line that this is Sarah's personal favourite collection, so I thought how could this possibly go wrong. Well, out of the 80 bulbs that I purchased, only 43 have flowered. Just like the 1998 World Cup final, Ronaldo is a total no-show. Of the other team players, they came on late and have barely made it to half time. The chances of them lasting til full time are looking pretty slim. I know it's been a topsy-turvy Spring, so I am putting this down to experience and am now pinning my hopes on Menton, that I bought and planted at the same time.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Hi Lisa, We are so sorry to hear that you've had a problem with this collection, but please do wait and see if they may not continue to flower into the rest of May. As you mention, it has been a strange spring for tulips, as it has been so unseasonably warm. We hope that your Menton tulips flower fantastically!"

Posted 6th May 2015

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Reviewed 25th April 2015 by Alan Carruthers

I bought this collection for the first time this year. I bought the 40 bulb collection,and whereas they are very beautiful am disappointed that only 35 flowers have been produced. The missing flowers being, I think, Ronaldo. The dark red member of the collection. Will send a photo if any help for you to identify.I will send a further review of your Venetian collection, which is absolutely fabulous. Regards Alan Carruthers.

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Reviewed 23rd April 2015 by Gill Jolley

Superb,a lovely collection. Belle Époque is fabulous. All tulips we have bought from Sarah Raven are a sight to behold! So beautiful.

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Reviewed 23rd April 2015 by Sarah Parnell

My tulips are looking really spectacular at the moment - beautiful colours and healthy plants. Even my husband, who has never liked tulips, has said they look lovely!

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Reviewed 23rd April 2015 by Alison Flood

The first tulips opened today, 23rd April. I suppose we are quite far north in comparison to some. The colours are lovely, deep and rich with the sun shining through them. Luckily, I can see them from the kitchen window.

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Reviewed 17th April 2015 by Marian Peters

I am always delighted with Sarah Raven's gorgeous colour mixes, but these tulips are the best yet. In pots outside the back door, combined with pansies, anemones and narcissi, there are new pleasures and surprises every day.

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Reviewed 17th April 2015 by Elise Maddocks

These tulips are just coming out on April 17th and the colour mix is absolutely glorious. I love Sarah Raven tulips and dahlias due to the inspired collections.

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Reviewed 5th September 2014 by Brenda Cassidy

Just to let you know I was thrilled with my display of Brandy Snap Tulips. They looked absolutely gorgeous planted around Heucherella's Sweet Tea and Brass Lantern, and Stipa Tenuissma. Highly recommended!