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 In stock
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30 bulbs 261006-30 £18.50 In stock
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60 bulbs 261006-60 £32.95 In stock
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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/+

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 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.

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.

How to plant and grow tulips

Find out the best way to plant your tulip bulbs for a great display next spring.

Delivery

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

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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