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Soft, smoky, vintage colours are increasingly my favourites. With this mix of three exceptional and unusual tulips, they reign supreme.

This collection contains 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
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.

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.

Triumph

Single-flowered cultivars, stem of medium height, flowering in mid-season. Good lasting properties. Conical flowers, up to 7.5cm wide. Click here for more information about tulip groups.

Variety Cairo, Caviar, La Belle Epoque
Type Hardy Perennial Bulb
Common Name Tulip
Border Position Front, Middle
Bulb Size mixed
Soil Type Chalky, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Well-drained
Height 40-60cm (16-24in)
Spacing Plant 20cm (8in) deep, 8cm apart. Layer bulbs if room is tight.
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.
Flowering Early April - May
Vase Life Tulips make supreme cut flowers. Strip the bottom leaves, tie the stems in paper and soak for 8 hrs. This helps keep the stems straight.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Advice & Videos
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. 

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...

Sarah's favourite tulip groups

Sarah talks about her favourite types of tulip groups.

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.

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

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.

Belle Epoque Tulip Collection reviews

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Reviewed 15th July 2019 by Hello Liz

The bulbs produced no flowers, only leaves, and went mouldy, despite it not being a particularly wet winter here and them being in new bulb fibre in pots. I was eventually given a refund onto my online voucher after 3 chasing emails.

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Reviewed 11th July 2019 by Hello Verena

Excellent service. High quality products

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Reviewed 10th July 2019 by Hello Annette

Fabulous choice of colours and looked wonderful in tubs with wallflower in the spring. Would really recommend these quality bulbs.

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Reviewed 10th July 2019 by Hello Julia

Beautiful colours and high quality bulb.

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Reviewed 10th July 2019 by Hello Alan

These made a perfect setting for the two peony flowered tulips. Many compliments from neighbours and visitors.

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Reviewed 10th July 2019 by Hello

You delivered on what you promised the tulips and wallflowers were lovely. The colours were beautiful.

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Reviewed 8th July 2019 by Louise

Superb flowers, quite unusual

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Elizabeth

The bulbs looked OK but did not perform well. I was very disappointed as the previous tulip bulbs ordered had been quite sensational. i would not like to risk reordering for next year.

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Gilly

I just have! Planted as shown in two layers in two large terracotta pots. Waited and waited. Eventually one small tulip appeared and the tips of some others. Waited again... nothing!
Eventually a few weeks ago we emptied the pots. Most of the bulbs were damaged and none worth keeping.
Can only assume they did not like the wet winter. Desperately disappointed.

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Margaret

These tulips are divine. I also got the last year - the colours are rich and beautiful. Also your catalogues are like story books to me - I look at them over and over. Lovely painting ideas too. Thank you.

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Jean

Superb show in spring. Beautiful collection that cheered us all up after a horrid winter!

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Jean

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Krissie

They worked, got planted, came up

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Sue

They were just as descibed

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Anne

Wonderful colours and flowers lasted a long time

La belle epoque

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Reviewed 29th May 2017 by Claire Durnell

When I received some of the bulbs had mould on, I brushed it off and persevered due to the price. Planted with plenty of grit as a bulb lasagne as per videos but were a slight disappointment. A few blind bulbs, also some with twisted foliage. La belle epoque came through well but the other two were hit and miss. I will try them again next year having lifted and treaTed bulbs with fungicide. Fingers crossed as I adore this colour palette

Belle Epoque

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Reviewed 24th May 2017 by claire durnell

A beautiful mix of colours, one or two soft bulbs on arrival which were discarded and one or two blind bulbs once bloomed. The rest were beautiful. Here's hoping for a reliable display next year

A beautiful collection

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Reviewed 6th May 2016 by Jackie Charman

A lovely combination of subtle colours and shapes on sturdy stems. Even the leaves are lovely. Really pleased with the effect.

Stunning

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Reviewed 3rd May 2016 by Irina

I bought this collection and planted around December in two pots. One is in full bloom right now and the other one is just catching up which means I am going to have these beauties for longer and it is incredibly beautiful. The flowers are large and gorgeous and the colours are simply stunning. Bees seem to be very attracted to these too, especially Bruine Wimpel tulip