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Luscious, full-petaled tulips in dazzling jewel colours, voted everyone’s new favourite collection here at Perch Hill. These tulips really do look like spring peonies.

This collection contains 5, 10 or 20 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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Genus Tulipa
Type Hardy Perennial Bulb
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 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 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 Early 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
Planting numbers for bulbs in borders

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

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.

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. 

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 delivery.

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Dark Peony Flowered Tulip Collection reviews

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Reviewed 9th August 2018 by Sarah Rickett

These tulips have the most beautiful flowers. The colours are stunning and look fantastic together.
They arrived on time.
The quality was excellent and they brightened up my garden on dull days.
I will be buying more this season.
Thank you.


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Reviewed 20th November 2017 by David Jones

This is my first (and last) order with Sarah Raven. I ordered this collection with a total of 245 bulbs. I expected a balanced number of the different colours. The collection delivered was just 4 colours. 95 orange, 30 black and two sets of 60 of each red colour. As I have 11 pots to fill I will now have unbalanced colours in the individual pots.
Not what I expected and very disappointing

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for taking time to review our site. We are very sorry to hear that you have recieved the incorrect number of bulbs. With three bags of 80 you should of course have received 60 of each of the four varities and so are missing some of the tulip 'Black Hero'.
Please do contact our customer service team at info@sarahraven.com or by calling 0345 092 0283 and our team will assist you further.
Kind Regards, The Sarah Raven Team


Posted 21st November 2017


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Reviewed 26th May 2017 by Mog3110

These lived up to their promise, have brightened up the side entrance to our house and have lasted for weeks and weeks. Simply gorgeous and robust enough to withstand wind, rain and Lancashire climate.