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You don't expect tulips to be scented, but these are, smelling deliciously of freesias. I truly love all three.

This collection contains 15 or 30 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 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 Avignon Parrot, Ballerina, Brown Sugar
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 Chalky, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Well-drained
Height 50-60cm (20-24in)
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 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.

Scented Tulip Collection reviews

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Reviewed 5th August 2019 by Brenda

Disappointing. Grown in large pot, results very varied, some bulbs never produced flowers, some flowers over v. quickly. Largest had good colour and lasted better.

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Reviewed 18th July 2019 by Hello Susan

The plants arrived well protected and in good condition. They quickly grew and I have been enjoying the lovely purple colour and fragrance of my Catmint in a planter . My cats enjoy the fragrance of the plant also and sit close by.

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Reviewed 16th July 2019 by Julia

I planted these tulips in layers and the first up were wonderful and strong as were the 2nd in a different way but the third horrible. It may have been not enough nutrient for 3 layers.
Also the first up did not age well turning a brownish hue OK but not brilliant.
Also scent seemed negligible.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear of your disappointment with your collection. Please be assured that we have now refunded you for this."

Posted 17th July 2019

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Reviewed 11th July 2019 by Hello Bridget

The scent was lovely but they didn’t flower at the same time.

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Reviewed 10th July 2019 by Hello Celia

Not all vatieties bloomed.

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Reviewed 2nd July 2019 by Jean

Bulbs arrived when promised and in perfect condition

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Reviewed 30th June 2019 by Julia

I planted these tulips in layers and the first up were wonderful and strong as were the 2nd in a different way but the third horrible. It may have been not enough nutrient for 3 layers.
Also the first up did not age well turning a brownish hue OK but not brilliant.
Also scent seemed negligible.

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Jennifer

Love it that you’re using cardboard to package seedlings now. Well done !!

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Caroline

Service was excellent and 3 of the tulips grew and were spectacular. Unfortunately the T.hageii Little Beauty failed to open. Photo taken 12th May 2019.

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Patricia

Some bulbs totally failed .

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Elizabeth

All flowered at long different intervals and parrot type tulip was bizarre.... a mutated version of a tulip. I sent you a photo. The scent from the other ones was lovely and SR did refund my whole order but disappointed with the show of bulbs, I thought they were going to all be a spectacular show together.

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Jean

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Peter

Great service, superb blooms

Vibrant Colours

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Reviewed 13th May 2018 by Pamela Fradley

Fantastic colours, my favourite is Ballerina which has stood up better to the unusual hot weather over the last few days. I would agree with the last reviewer that the parrot tulips are not standing up well, they are too big and blousy although a fabulous colour.

Beautiful collection

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Reviewed 10th May 2018 by Rachael Oxbury

These are lovely - the Ballerina are exquisitely tall and elegant, and the parrot tulips have the most amazing, huge, blousy flowers. Only criticism would be that the heads almost seem too big on the latter and the stems cannot hold them, so they droop when growing. All of the varieties lasted well as cut flowers.

excellent for scent

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Reviewed 27th April 2018 by Mary Dunstan

Brown Sugar and, of course, Ballerina are wonderful for scent - Avignon Parrot not so. Big strong plants. However, I do not think they look good together - as Sugar dies down its sickly brown looks terrible with the brilliant orange Ballerina (I got only 4 or these and 11 of Sugar!). Better to plant different types alone or with contrasting colours.

Excellent quality

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Reviewed 21st November 2017 by Karen Agate-Hilton

The best tulip bulbs I have purchased, healthy and a very good size.

Beautiful scented tulips

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Reviewed 25th April 2017 by Anuradha Bhatt

Very beautiful tulips with an amazing scent which permeates through the open doors on warm April days. I'll definitely buy these again. Colours are amazing, in pots looked superb under planted with parrot tulips of a complementary colour.

Beautiful tulips and gorgeous scent

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Reviewed 7th May 2015 by Anne Keddie

Have two pots of these at my patio door and as well as smelling gorgeous they have been in flower for ages. Lovely contrast of shapes as well. Highly recommended

stunning collection

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Reviewed 5th May 2015 by Muriel Baker

So thrilled with this collection colour scent and shape of these tulips is outstanding. You will not be disappointed!

Fabulous combination

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Reviewed 23rd April 2015 by Dustytime

These are my absolute favourites this year. A stunning combination of colours , shapes and scents. Please stock these again next year.