Windowbox Tulip Collection

The tulips here are all selected to be beautiful - of course - also relatively short, so they are perfectly suited to a container or windowbox. More
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Due to a crop shortage, we are unfortunately unable to supply Tulip ‘Brownie’ in this collection.

The tulips here are all selected to be beautiful – of course – also relatively short, so they are perfectly suited to a container or windowbox. And they are all double, peony-flowered varieties, which means, as sterile forms, they flower for twice as long as many.

In this jam-packed and showy combination we overplanted the tulips with Narcissus 'Baby Boomer' for its chive-like foliage and scent as well as Geum 'Mai Tai' and Helleborus 'Merlin' to prolong flowering from January to June.

This collection contains 5 or 10 bulbs each of:
  • Tulip 'Antraciet'
  • Tulip 'Copper Image'
  • Tulip 'Dream Touch'
  • 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 Double, Peony-flowered
    Variety 'Copper Image', 'Dream Touch', Tulip 'Antraciet'
    Type Hardy perennial bulb
    Common Name Tulip
    Border Position Container, 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 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.
    Harvesting Flowers in April and May
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
    • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
    • Flowers/Harvest
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    Delivery

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

    Click here to find out more information about our delivery rates and times.

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