Lily-Flowered Tulip Pot Collection

Our Venetian Tulip Collection 'Mark II', with three supremely elegant, and in the case of 'Ballerina' scented, Lily-flowered tulips combined together to give flowers April into May. More
15 bulbs 261116-15 £12.50

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Our Venetian Tulip Collection 'Mark II', with three supremely elegant, and in the case of 'Ballerina' scented, Lily-flowered tulips combined together to give flowers April into May.

I adore this brand new mix. The foliage arching over the side of the pots pictured here is Crocus 'Flower Record', whose flowers cheer us up in February followed by the leaves to soften the tulip collection AND hide the black plastic pot neatly fitted inside the terracotta to ensure a quick flower succesion.

This collection contains 5, 10 or 15 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.

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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 Lily-flowered
Variety Ballerina, Jan Reus, Sarah Raven
Type Hardy Perennial Bulb
Common Name Tulip
Border Position Container, Front, Middle
Bulb Size 12/+

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Soil Type Acid, Alkaline, Chalky, Clay, Fertile, Heavy Clay, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Scented: Tulip 'Ballerina'
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Well-drained
Height 60cm (24in)
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 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 and increases the chances of good flowering the following year.
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.
Harvesting Flowers in April and May
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 | May Tulips

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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.

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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Lily-Flowered Tulip Pot Collection reviews

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Reviewed 10th July 2019 by Hello Kate

Bulbs arrived when expected, good instructions which I followed putting the bulbs into 2 big pots, but whilst leaves appeared only 3 tulips flowered and the rest were blind.

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Reviewed 10th July 2019 by Jane

A really good show of tulips grown in a pot.

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Reviewed 29th June 2019 by Keith

Pleased with these bulbs which performed well.

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Barbara

Strong healthy growth, colour and form better than expected and the flowers lasted a long time, probably about a month. The best container grown tulips ever! Certainly I would buy again.

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Jill

Fantastic display in large pot. Shall repeat next year. Labelling is good.

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Abigail