Best Pale Tulip Collection

As well as the dark, rich coloured tulips, I now love these pale pinks, whites and creams with a splash of soft coral-pink as a gatecrasher contrast to stop it being all too polite. More
20 bulbs 260889-20 £13.50 In stock
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As well as the dark, rich coloured tulips, I now love these pale pinks, whites and creams with a splash of soft coral-pink as a gatecrasher contrast to stop it being all too polite. These flower from early April to late May.

Our mixes are different from our collections – all the tulips are in one bag – ready to plant in one go or to spread over several containers. This is a great way to bring a great mix of colour to your garden.

This collection contains 5 or 10 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.

Please note: only items which are showing ‘in stock’ can be gift wrapped.

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 Late,

Also known as Peony-flowered. These have large, fully double flowers up to 12cm wide. Click here for more information about tulip groups.

Lily flowered, 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.

Viridiflora

Distinguished by having green streaks or markings on their petals and are normally late flowerers. Click here for more information about tulip groups.

Variety Angelique, Menton, Spring Green, Tres Chic
Type Hardy Perennial Bulb
Common Name Tulip
Bulb Size 12/+

For more info on bulb sizes, click here.

Soil Type Chalky, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Well-drained
Height 65cm (26in)
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 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.

Best Pale Tulip Collection reviews

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Janet

Oh these where gorgeous they gave me such pleasure...and everyone that saw them.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Rebecca

These were beautiful in the spring , think all bulbs grew, cutting tulips which bought so much joy!

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Reviewed 10th July 2019 by Hello Laura

This is a glorious collection of tulips.I use them a annuals in tubs that line a seating area. They deliver strong large trumpet flowers in brilliant pinks and whites, that delight all that see them.This is my second year using this collection and I will be buying them again this autumn.

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Valerie

This was my first experience of planting bulbs, and they were absolutely stunning. Gave me enormous pleasure. Would definitely buy again.

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Anita

Healthy bulbs and fabulous blooms

Stunning

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Reviewed 13th June 2015 by Ash

This tulip collection was stunning. They looked more beautiful than I could've imagined. I was surprised by the height - apart from 'Angelique', they were all really tall (taller than stated). The weather was awful for a few weeks but even through the gale force winds, they remained upright and in one piece. I'll definitely be buying more of the same this autumn. I planted some of these in a pot but they didn't do as well compared to the wonderful display from those planted in the ground.

Mixed floweriing times

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Reviewed 6th May 2015 by Diana Spitzley

I have always had great success with the Venetian Mix, but wanted a change this year, so tried the pale mix. Sadly, the tulips are lovely but have not flowered together at all, some are nearly finished whilst others are still in bud - all planted at same time and depth. Back to the Venetians next year!

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you Diana for your review. Our collections are chosen to give a long display, with the colours blending together as one ends and another starts, rather than them all flowering simultaneously or for a shorter length of time. The weather can also effect flowering times. We are so glad you enjoyed the varieties in this collection though!"

Posted 19th May 2015

THE Best Pale Tulip Collection

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Reviewed 23rd April 2015 by Dympna Pimley

Very attractive make a lovely show.

Best Pale Tulips success

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Reviewed 23rd April 2015 by Vicki Deeley

Beautiful - pale, subtle and delicate. Just perfect

Absolutely Beautiful

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Reviewed 16th June 2014 by Jo

I bought this collection last year, and had the most beautiful display for many weeks. I will def be buying this collection again this year.