The Apricot Sorbet Tulip Collection

Two top rankers in our tulip trial this spring, beautiful together in the garden and a vase. More
10 bulbs 261006-10 £6.95

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30 bulbs 261006-30 £18.50

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60 bulbs 261006-60 £32.95

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Two top rankers in our tulip trials, beautiful together in the garden and a vase. A lovely soft apricot colour range. These also look wonderful in a pot.

This collection contains 5, 15 or 30 bulbs each of:
Genus Tulipa
Type Hardy Perennial Bulb
Border Position Front, Middle
Bulb Size 12/+

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Soil Type Acid, Alkaline, Chalky, Clay, Fertile, Heavy Clay, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Well-drained
Height 40cm (16in)
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
Advice
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.

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

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The Apricot Sorbet Tulip Collection reviews

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Lovely flowers, sadly wrong colour!

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Reviewed 9th May 2018 by Rachael Oxbury

These are great bulbs and have flowered reliably. Unfortunately the Charming Lady have flowered pale yellow (same problem with some I also purchased separately) - do not fit with the other apricot/peach tulips I purchased. Disappointed. For quality of bulbs and flowers would give 5 stars however.

Just Gorgeous

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Reviewed 5th May 2018 by Tracey Steele

I planted this collection in a large pot, and am absolutely thrilled with them. Gorgeous colours that work well together. I have received many positive comments from visitors to my garden.

Apricot Sorbet

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Reviewed 24th May 2017 by Claire Durnell

Beautiful colours. I planted in a lasagne so I'm hoping I will get another good show next year. Until then it's the 4 stars with fingers crossed