Venetian Tulip Collection in a Gift Box (45 bulbs)

This is the best ever tulip collection we've planted together in the garden and in pots in the oast house garden at Perch Hill. It's now available in a beautiful Sarah Raven gift box, all packed ready to give to your gardening family and friends. Wonderful! More
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This is one of the best ever tulip collections we've planted together in the garden and in pots in the oast house garden at Perch Hill. It's now available in a beautiful Sarah Raven gift box, all packed ready to give to your gardening family and friends. Wonderful!

It flowers from April to May, and will brighten up your spring garden. All our tulip collections come with each variety in a separate bag, so you can decide exactly where to plant each colour.

This collection contains 15 bulbs each of:

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 Single Early,

Single flowered cultivars, these have cup-shaped flowers approx 7.5cm wide and are some of the earliest to flower. 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 Couleur Cardinal, Havran, Prinses Irene
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 30-50cm (12-20in)
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.

Delivery

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.

Venetian Tulip Collection in a Gift Box (45 bulbs) reviews

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Reviewed 11th November 2019 by Ron

Even though items were purchased in the same transaction your delivery and email communictaions suggested they were separate orders. As my order was as gift this was annoying as I had to explain to my elderly mother that she had only 'half a gift' but I didn't know when the rest would arrive.

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Reviewed 25th October 2019 by Jill

Lovely present, beautifully presented