Byzantine Tulip Collection

This collection is exquisitely beautiful - the extraordinary Tulip 'Black Parrot' mixed with the chestnut maroon 'Ridgedale' and grounded by the purple and black 'Caviar' and 'Queen of Night'. More
20 bulbs 261301-20 £12.95

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This is exquisitely beautiful. The exotic and sultry 'Black Parrot', mixed with the chestnut maroon ‘Ridgedale’. The purple and black ‘Caviar’ and ‘Queen of Night’ are there to ground the other two world-class beauties, which would be too much on their own. Swoon!

This collection contains 5 or 10 bulbs each of:

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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.

Parrot,

Cultivar with unusual fringed, curled and twisted petals. Mainly late-flowering. Stems of variable length with large flowers which can be bi-coloured. Click here for more information about tulip groups.

Single Late

Single-flowered cultivars, mainly long-stemmed and late-flowering. Versatile with large oval to almost squarish flowers on strong stems. Click here for more information about tulip groups.

Variety Black Parrot, Caviar, Queen of Night, Ridgedale
Type Hardy Perennial Bulb (Grown as a Hardy Annual)
Common Name Tulip
Border Position Container, Front, Middle
Soil Type Chalky, Clay, Fertile, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Well-drained
Height 35-60cm (14-24in)
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 them ramrod 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. If you prefer them bolt upright all the way through their cut flower life, poke a pin or darning needle through the stem, just below the flower and then remove the needle. This disrupts the very active area of cell division, where the main growth comes from after picking. The tulip then won’t develop a hanging head. I only do this with the whopper-headed varieties.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Advice
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 1 week for delivery.

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Byzantine Tulip Collection reviews

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Reviewed 24th August 2019 by Diane

Can only do purchase as the tulips have not come yet