The Romantics Tulip Collection

A passionately recommended collection of tulips for a soft, blousy, romantic and supremely beautiful arrangement in the garden or vase. More
15 bulbs 261038-15 £12.95 Delivery late September
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30 bulbs 261038-30 £22.95 Delivery late September
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I adore this new colour range – soft, blousy, romantic and supremely beautiful – a passionately recommended mix of scale, shape and colour.

This collection contains 5 or 10 bulbs each of:

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 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
Group/Species Double Late,

Also known as Peony-flowered. These have large, fully double flowers up to 12cm wide. Click here for more information about tulip groups.

Parrot,

Cultivar with unusual fringed, curled and twisted petals. Mainly late-flowering. Stems of variable length with large flowers which can be bi-coloured. Click here for more information about tulip groups.

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.

Variety La Belle Epoque, Salmon Jimmy, Victoria's Secret
Type Hardy Perennial Bulb
Common Name Tulip
Border Position Container, Front, Middle
Bulb Size 12/+

For more info on bulb sizes, click here.

Soil Type Chalky, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Well-drained
Height 40-50cm (16-20in)
Spacing Plant 20cm (8in) deep, 8cm apart. Layer bulbs if room is tight
Sowing, Seeds, Planting October - December
Care Tips Don’t plant tulips until the cold weather has set in - this helps wipe out viral and fungal diseases. Dip the bulbs in Bulb Starter when planting and mulch with manure. Leave the browning foliage on your tulips until every leaf has died right down; this allows the bulb to store more food.
Flowering April - May
Vase Life Tulips make supreme cut flowers. Strip the bottom leaves, tie the stems in paper and allow to drink with the stems held vertical for 8 hours. 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
Planting numbers for bulbs in borders

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

Sarah's favourite tulip groups

Sarah talks about her favourite types of tulip groups.

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.

Top tips for growing tulips

Sarah shares her top tips for growing tulips successfully, from how deep to plant them to what sort of soil you should use. 

How to plant and grow tulips

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

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...

Layering bulbs – How to make a bulb lasagne

Create beautiful flower displays in your spring pots with Sarah's guide to layering bulbs in a bulb lasagne.

Delivery

Bulb Delivery - When in stock, please allow up to 2 weeks for delivery.

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

The Romantics Tulip Collection reviews

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Hugh

great display and 100% success

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Reviewed 29th June 2019 by Catherine

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Judith

Beautiful but suffered the same fate !