Sarah Raven Dark Tulip Collection

Who can resist this luscious mix of tulips in a lovely array of purple crimson, deep red and almost black? This collection flowers April to May, and is a great colourful addition to your spring garden or containers. More
20 bulbs 260746-20 £14.50 In stock
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40 bulbs 260746-40 £26.50 In stock
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Who can resist this luscious mix of tulips in a lovely array of purple crimson, deep red and almost black?

This collection flowers April to May, and is a great colourful addition to your spring garden or containers.

This collection contains 5 or 10 bulbs each of:

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.

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.

Genus Tulipa
Group/Species Lily flowered, Parrot,

Cultivar with unusual fringed, curled and twisted petals. Mainly late-flowering. Stems of variable length with large flowers which can be bi-coloured. 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 Black Parrot, Merlot, Ronaldo, Sarah Raven
Type Hardy Perennial Bulb
Common Name Tulip
Border Position Front, Middle
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 50cm (20in)
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
The most terrific of tulips

This year was the perfect spring for tulips.

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.

Sarah Raven Dark Tulip Collection reviews

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Susan

Beautiful, stunning tulips! They flowered for a long time and looked great.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Richard

beautiful blooms in impressive dark colours

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Magdalen

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Alison

Lovely flowers - I was very pleased with my purchase.

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Reviewed 10th July 2019 by Hello Alexandra

Only 2 of the four varieties in the pack had flowers. They were all In the same pot and had the same co dictions.

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Reviewed 10th July 2019 by Hello Naomi

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Reviewed 10th July 2019 by Hello Christine

Arrived, planted and grew beautifully. A joy to see in situ in my garden.

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Reviewed 10th July 2019 by Hello Jill

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Reviewed 10th July 2019 by Hello Jan

They were rather uneven in flowering - somedidn’t flower

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Jane

All flowered at different times defeating the point of buying a mixed collection. Poor quality

Beautiful collection of Tulips

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Reviewed 18th April 2017 by R Birdy

Planted these last autumn, look absolutely wonderful clumped together, colours matching very well. Will certainly buy some more collections for next year.