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Tulipa hageri 'Little Beauty' is a very pretty species tulip with bright pink flowers with deep blue centres and a delicious scent.

Species tulips are incredibly perennial. They often form a colony that gently thrives and reproduces for at least several decades. We could all do with a bit more of that in our gardens – tulips that you can plant and which can then be enjoyed by our children or even our grandchildren.

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Genus Tulipa
Group/Species Species

Perennial species, also known as Botanical Tulips. Smaller and more delicate than modern hybrids, but normally very hardy and long-lived. Click here for more information about tulip groups.

Variety Little Beauty
Type Hardy Perennial Bulb
Common Name Tulip
Border Position Front
Bulb Size 5/+

For more info on bulb sizes, click here.

Soil Type Chalky, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Well-drained
Height 15cm (6in)
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 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 March
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
Gardening at home with Sarah | Tulips at Perch Hill

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

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.

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.

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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Tulip hageri 'Little Beauty' reviews

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Reviewed 11th July 2019 by Hello Elizabeth

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Reviewed 10th July 2019 by Hello Tara

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Reviewed 10th July 2019 by Hello Anne

All bulbs produced a wonderful display this spring.Will definitely be ordering again for next year.

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Reviewed 10th July 2019 by Hello Annette

These tulips are really ‘Little Beauties’, looking forward to seeing them again next Spring. Your service and delivery brilliant as always. Can’t wait for the new Autumn Catalogue.

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Reviewed 30th June 2019 by Olive

Very few blooms. Not sure what happened

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Reviewed 28th June 2019 by Geraldine

Quick prompt service.with plenty of help and advice on Sarah’s website. A lovely selection of plants. Thank you.. will be using you again.

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Reviewed 27th June 2019 by Susan

These are pretty and do have a nice scent, but are rather unexciting!

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Lilias

Service excellent
Bulbs were fabulous

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Mrs Cruise

Another favourite- performed well.

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Carole

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Mrs Norman

Service good. Some of the bulbs never grew

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Julie

The bulbs I purchase are always extremely good quality and I have some which come up year after year in a border. Most of the bulbs I purchase I retain for pots and I particularly like the combinations which are suggested.

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Lynne

Very attractive small species tulip which comes back each year for me

Simply lovely

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Reviewed 1st May 2016 by Mog3110

A very pretty and cheery little beauty. Used mine for underplanting clematis and roses in containers by the front door and they are doing well despite it being a windy spot. Very long lasting flowers too.

Charming

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Reviewed 5th May 2015 by Jean Robinson

Such a lovely little tulip and very pretty inside when opened by sun. Planted mine in pots and have been so pleased with the display.

Tulipa hageri 'Little Beauty'

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Reviewed 27th April 2015 by Valerie Wray

These are delightful small tulips. Mine are in a terracotta pot on an outside table making a lovely display. They are so attractive both when open or closed. Will buy more for the rockery in the autumn.