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Beautiful soft, romantic colours and shapes, make this a delicious combination of abundant peony-like tulips.

This collection includes 5 or 10 bulbs each of:

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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.

Common Name Tulip
Border Position Container Garden
Bulb Size 12/+

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Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 45cm (18in)
Spacing Plant pointy end up 10-15cm (4-6in) deep, 8cm (3in) apart. Layer bulbs to a depth of 25-30cm (10-12in) if room is tight. Remember to add plenty of grit if your soil is heavy. For containers, space bulbs 1-2cm (½-1in) apart if planting in a single layer, give them more room, 2-3cm (1-1½in) if planting in a bulb lasagne.
Sowing, Seeds, Planting 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 to hold the stems ram-rod straight and leave to drink for at least 3 hours – or overnight. This helps keep the stems straight, but tulips do continue to grow after picking so curves may appear.
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
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...


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Pale Peony Flowered Tulip Collection reviews

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Reviewed 11th November 2019 by Rhona

As above

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Reviewed 5th August 2019 by Amanda

Planted these in a large tub with wallflower 'sunset apricot' by the front door. They smelt gorgeous and looked gorgeous. Loved them

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Rose

Beautiful tulips, all flowered well and for a long time. Gorgeous colour combination.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Martin

Excellent quality bulbs in size and flowering.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Mrs Bolton

Service over the telephone was a little brusque. The bulbs were fab. Can I expect the bulbs to come again next year?

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Reviewed 19th July 2019 by Jean

Two of the Belle Epoque bulbs failed however the ones that flowered were lovely. Danceline was very good & Tacoma ok

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Reviewed 18th July 2019 by Hello Merle

Good service but as the flowers didn't bloom it was as though I hadn't bothered.

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Reviewed 10th July 2019 by Hello Celia

Beautiful blooms. All flowered. Hope I can get them through to next year?

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Reviewed 10th July 2019 by Hello Penny

These were bought for my daughter ‘s wedding and they were so disappointing - floppy appearance and lasted a few days at most. Never again will l buy from Sarah Raven.

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Reviewed 10th July 2019 by Hello Vivienne

Brilliant service , the tulips were absolutely stunning, and lasted such a long time. Everyone thought they were amazing and wanted to know where I got them.

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Reviewed 10th July 2019 by Hello Jamie

I just love the flower heads on these, texture and colour beautiful!

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Reviewed 10th July 2019 by Hello Alan

Stunningly beautiful display of flowers.

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Reviewed 10th July 2019 by Hello Marianne

Same as for Super Perennial Collection

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Reviewed 10th July 2019 by Hello Andrea

Service was good bulbs were just like the brochure

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Reviewed 27th June 2019 by Patricia

The bulbs arrived at the right time for planting, and I layered them in two pots in the 'lasagne' method. They all came up this spring and were a fabulous display. I've never had such lovely tulips in my garden.

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Jenny

These were a pretty colour but flowered very late in my pots - maybe not enough sunshine

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Nicholas

There was excitement in the Jennings household when these lovely blooms opened.

Absolutely gorgeous

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Reviewed 9th May 2018 by Rachael Oxbury

This is a beautiful, romantic collection. I particularly like the 'Danceline' (have previously purchased La Belle Epoque so knew they were lovely). The bulbs are large and of good quality and the flowers are simply gorgeous and last well as cut flowers.

Wonderful tulips....the pale peony collection

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Reviewed 26th May 2017 by Sandie Lewis

Best ever show of tulips this year
, all from Sarah Raven, and flowered for weeks. An absolute joy.