Perch Hill Tulip Collection

I love to mass tulips either side of the main path in the cutting and veg gardens to give maximum impact in one place, rather than scattering them thinly all through. This trio has lasted for years now at Perch Hill. More
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I love to mass tulips either side of the main path in the cutting and veg gardens to give maximum impact in one place, rather than scattering them thinly all through. This trio has lasted for years now at Perch Hill.

The Perch Hill Tulip collection flowers from mid-April to May. All our tulip collections come with each variety in a separate bag, so you can decide exactly where to plant each colour.

This collection includes 15 or 30 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.

Lily flowered, Viridiflora

Distinguished by having green streaks or markings on their petals and are normally late flowerers. Click here for more information about tulip groups.

Variety Ballerina, Black Hero, Dolls Minuet
Type Hardy Perennial Bulb
Common Name Tulip
Border Position Front, Middle
Bulb Size 12/+

For more info on bulb sizes, click here.

Soil Type Acid, Alkaline, Chalky, Clay, Fertile, Heavy Clay, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Well-drained
Height 55-60cm (22-24in)
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.
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.

Planting numbers for bulbs in borders

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

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. 

Sarah's favourite tulip groups

Sarah talks about her favourite types of tulip groups.

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.


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

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

Perch Hill Tulip Collection reviews

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Rosie

Only half the bulbs flowered, very poor and extremely disappointing.

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Reviewed 19th July 2019 by Hello Ros

Some of my Sarah Raven plants/bulbs bought this year have been good and some haven't. Some have arrived in a healthy condition, with others less so. All in all, a bit of a mixed bag.

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Reviewed 12th July 2019 by Hello Natalie

Great product, but always very slow service on orders. By the time these arrived it was very late to be planting them.

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Reviewed 11th July 2019 by Hello Linda

Didn’t grow well. Colour not as expected

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Reviewed 10th July 2019 by Hello Tara

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Reviewed 10th July 2019 by Hello Elizabeth

These tulips were not as good as previous years. They were very ‘floppy’ in growth and I was disappointed this year. Possibly the weather was a contributory factor.

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Reviewed 10th July 2019 by Hello Jill

The collection was brilliant and I shall repeat it next year. As well as a succession of flowers over a long period the colours out together showed each off brilliantly.

Each tulip is well labelled and packed

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Reviewed 28th June 2019 by Helen

Good quality bulbs packed well and dispatched promptly.

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Hayley

stunning! these were beautiful!

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Reviewed 6th June 2019 by Carol

Spectacular display from an eyecatching set of bulbs. Good strong colours and variety of flower shapes. Would buy again.

Doll's didn't flower

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Reviewed 29th June 2018 by Rebecca Cronshey

Sadly not one of doll's minuet flowered.

Absolutely stunning!

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Reviewed 25th April 2017 by Louise

I am so completely delighted with this beautiful collection of tulips and it has inspired me to try a different collection this Autumn! Can't wait :-)

I can't stop looking at them!

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Reviewed 3rd May 2016 by Joanne

This is the second spring they have flowered and I have to say they are quite stunning. I can see them from my kitchen window and they look lovely! Love love love them

Glorious colours!

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Reviewed 24th April 2015 by Carol

Planted these in myborder outside the back door last autumn and they are now a blaze of jewel like colours and a joy to look at. The colours intensify in the sun and light up the garden.
Many thanks - I would never have thought to combine these shades myself.