Pewter Tulip Collection

A truly beautiful combination of pewter, peach and mahogany tulips, stopped from being too girly by the sombre 'Continental' and the hot-off-the-trial-field 'Slawa'. More
20 bulbs 261138-20 £12.95 In stock
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40 bulbs 261138-40 £22.50 In stock
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A truly beautiful combination of pewter, peach and mahogany tulips, stopped from being too girly by the sombre 'Continental' and the hot-off-the-trial-field 'Slawa', with part of its flower matching each of the other tulips and providing the link bewteen.

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 Darwin Hybrid,

Single-flowered cultivars, long-stemmed, flowering in April/May. Huge, goblet-like flowers up to 15cm across. 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 Continental, Salmon Jimmy, Salmon van Eijk, Slawa
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 Scented
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
Advice
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.

Pewter Tulip Collection reviews

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Joanne

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by SUSAN

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Reviewed 11th July 2019 by Hello Deborah

Lovely colours, good quality and service

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Reviewed 10th July 2019 by Hello Patricia

The tulip collection was not my first choice so the colours didn't quite give
me the 'buzz' that I wanted and thanks to the very warm weather, they
didn't last as long as I would have liked - not your fault! Certainly
Nothing wrong with your service.No but I shall probably order again.

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Reviewed 27th June 2019 by Gaynor

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Anne-Marie

Service was great. Pewter collection was lovely.

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Jennifer

I didn’t really like the colour combination

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Reviewed 11th June 2019 by Joanne

Gave a wonderful display and good quality large bulbs.

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Reviewed 8th June 2019 by Janine

Good colours. Only negative was that one variety flowered much later so although this lengthened the time of interest it lessened the combined colour scheme.

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Reviewed 6th June 2019 by Jane

Didn’t flower as pictured online or in the brochure

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Reviewed 6th June 2019 by Gill

Beautiful tulips and colours so well put together.

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Reviewed 6th June 2019 by Richard

Interesting range of colours and a variety of shapes.

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Reviewed 6th June 2019 by Margaret

Again, bulbs first class and made a beautiful and long lasting display as I had the deer proofing in place

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Reviewed 6th June 2019 by Sarah

They looked great in my large tube, lovely splash of colour for the patio.

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Reviewed 11th December 2018 by Dorothy

The bulbs were very good quality and service excellent.

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Reviewed 11th December 2018 by Rosie

Good size clean, healthy bulbs. Like little surprise parcels for the spring. Guaranteed success!

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Reviewed 11th December 2018 by Alison

Great service. They looked good in picture. Have planted bulbs and can't wait to see them.