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Luscious, full-petaled tulips in dazzling jewel-like colours, one of our favourite collections here at Perch Hill. These tulips really do look like spring peonies.

This collection contains 5, 10 or 15 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.

Variety Antraciet, Black Hero, Orange Princess, Royal Acres
Type Hardy Perennial Bulb
Common Name Tulip
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 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 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
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.

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

Dark Peony Flowered Tulip Collection reviews

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Reviewed 13th October 2019 by Sue

Quick and efficient service. Kept informed re delivery.

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Reviewed 5th October 2019 by Jean

Last years super so imagine these will be as well. Healthy looking bulbs.

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Reviewed 24th September 2019 by Veronica

Beautiful looking colours! Looking forward to spring. The bulbs look really healthy.

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Reviewed 22nd September 2019 by Simon

Lovey selection, accurately described which I hope flower as well as last year's purchases

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Martin

Very poor - only one bulb produced a very weak stem and the flower failed to open.

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Mr Luscombe

Same as for previous tulips

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Susan

Excellent quality and beautiful, long-flowering tulips.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Deborah

Beautiful tulips with amazing colour and every single one flowered.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Martin

Again excellent bulb size and quality of flowering.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Helen

My 3 choices were the most I have ever spent on bulbs/plants in one go and I was very disappointed

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Christine

Same reason as previous tulips

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Nikki

Fabulous display did really well I hope they come back up next year

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Elaine

Beautiful - long lasting and exactly as expected

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Reviewed 22nd July 2019 by Hello Gordon

Very disappointing. Leaves were curled and distorted as were the tulip flowers. Most upsetting as I have a courtyard garden and this was to be my spring display.

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Reviewed 18th July 2019 by Hello Gordon

Very disappointing. Leaves were curled and distorted as were the tulip flowers.

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Reviewed 16th July 2019 by Hello James

Bulbs planted lasagne fashion,as you recommended , produced a beautiful and much admired display.

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Reviewed 12th July 2019 by Hello Natalie

Too slow, very late to be planted by the time they arrived

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Reviewed 11th July 2019 by Hello Tony

They were unusual and colourful. The flowers were in bloom for a long time too.

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Reviewed 11th July 2019 by Hello Alison

A beautiful collection, highly recommend.

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Reviewed 11th July 2019 by Hello Maureen

The tulips were a beautiful colour but one variety was far too tall for the mix. Looked out of balance in my pot.

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Reviewed 11th July 2019 by Hello Elrose

I was very disappointed in the poor flowering and will not buy bulbs again

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Reviewed 11th July 2019 by Hello Debbie

Beautiful bulbs. great display

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Reviewed 10th July 2019 by Hello Rosemary

Very smooth service and the recipient of this gift was thrilled with them.

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Reviewed 10th July 2019 by Hello Jane

Same as my previous comments

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Reviewed 10th July 2019 by Hello Alan

Extremely high quality products which complemented the light peony tulips.

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Reviewed 10th July 2019 by Hello Marianne

Same as for super perennial collection

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Reviewed 10th July 2019 by Hello Emma

First class service.
Bulbs arrived in good condition and flowered spectacularly.

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Reviewed 10th July 2019 by Hello Susan

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Reviewed 10th July 2019 by Hello Marion

Lovely tulips and they lasted quite a long time

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Reviewed 10th July 2019 by Hello Sally

Absolutely lovely. Looking forward to your next catalogue.

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Reviewed 10th July 2019 by Hello Kelly

I was really disappointed with this collection of bulbs, i've given three stars because maybe it was my fault for over planting them in the pots. Only a handful came up and the darker ones that did looked withered very quickly, they didn't come up at the same time either so it wasn't a good display. My cheaper bulbs did much better.

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Reviewed 29th June 2019 by Jacky

Good filled the pot nicely

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Reviewed 29th June 2019 by Catherine

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Reviewed 29th June 2019 by Anna

The weather here really hasn't done the tulips any favours. I have gravelly soil and I think they just didn't like the very dry winter and then the horrible spring. They came up - well, some of them did - but weren't as good as I had hoped and they were all finished by mid-April.

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Sally

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Barbara

Good display of tulips and again long lasting. Colour and form more than expected.

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Christine

service excellent.
Bulbs much enjoyed. No photo unfortunately

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Penny

Again very disappointed! Some stems long , some short, leaves died off while bulb still in flower. No consistency to size or fullness of flower. Looked messy in the pot!

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Mrs Griffiths

Every thing looks perfect
All the bulbs have done really well and looked, and some still are a picture in my garden

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Christine

AS said only a 50% success rate. Disappointing

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Andrew

I treated the tulips as I have in previous years, bulb compost, a 3 layer bulb lasagne. The results were very disappointing. The growth was stunted and we hardly had any flowers.

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Martin

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Moira

Nice colours good display

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Sara

The flowers were beautiful

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Yvonne

Not all the bulbs flowered

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Richard

Product really disappointing but service very good

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Mrs Herriott

Tulips were beautiful
Seeds gave good germination

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Les

Poor flower size thereby lacking impact. Having purchased tulips previously with good results very disappointed.

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Reviewed 19th June 2019 by Lynn

Not as good as the collection last year
Both almost the same colour.
Different heights.

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Reviewed 12th June 2019 by Norma

Grew the tulips in a pot. They flowered well and I loved the colour combination. Allowed the foliage to die back but when I lifted the bulbs a few had rotted and there was rot starting on a number of other bulbs which was very disappointing.

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Reviewed 10th June 2019 by Janet

Beautiful tulips a blaze of colour.

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Reviewed 7th June 2019 by Graham

The tulips were amazing and well worth the wait for them to flower ... lasted a long time too compared to other varieties along side them in the garden.

Stunning

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Reviewed 9th August 2018 by Sarah Rickett

These tulips have the most beautiful flowers. The colours are stunning and look fantastic together.
They arrived on time.
The quality was excellent and they brightened up my garden on dull days.
I will be buying more this season.
Thank you.

Disappointed

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Reviewed 20th November 2017 by David Jones

This is my first (and last) order with Sarah Raven. I ordered this collection with a total of 245 bulbs. I expected a balanced number of the different colours. The collection delivered was just 4 colours. 95 orange, 30 black and two sets of 60 of each red colour. As I have 11 pots to fill I will now have unbalanced colours in the individual pots.
Not what I expected and very disappointing

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for taking time to review our site. We are very sorry to hear that you have recieved the incorrect number of bulbs. With three bags of 80 you should of course have received 60 of each of the four varities and so are missing some of the tulip 'Black Hero'.
Please do contact our customer service team at info@sarahraven.com or by calling 0345 092 0283 and our team will assist you further.
Kind Regards, The Sarah Raven Team

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Posted 21st November 2017

Spectacular

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Reviewed 26th May 2017 by Mog3110

These lived up to their promise, have brightened up the side entrance to our house and have lasted for weeks and weeks. Simply gorgeous and robust enough to withstand wind, rain and Lancashire climate.