The Ballerina and Purple Dream Tulip Collection

A pair of the loveliest and most perennial tulips in my garden, which have come back year on year now for nearly a decade. More
30 bulbs 261047-30 £14.50 In stock
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60 bulbs 261047-60 £27.50 In stock
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A pair of the loveliest and most perennial tulips in my garden, which have come back year on year now for nearly a decade.

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
Variety Ballerina, Purple Dream
Type Hardy Perennial Bulb
Common Name Tulip
Border Position Container, Front, Middle
Bulb Size 12/+

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Soil Type Chalky, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Well-drained
Height 60cm (24in)
Spacing Plant 20cm (8in) deep, 8cm apart. Layer bulbs if room is tight
Sowing, Seeds, Planting October - December
Flowering April - May
Vase Life Tulips make supreme cut flowers. Strip the bottom leaves, tie the stems in paper and allow to drink with the stems held vertical for 8 hours. 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
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.

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The Ballerina and Purple Dream Tulip Collection reviews

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Reviewed 2nd August 2019 by Ruth

Lovely tulips and if like the others purchased very perennial.

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Reviewed 10th July 2019 by Hello Ann

Prompt delivery and made a superb display

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Reviewed 10th July 2019 by Hello Wendy

First time purchasing the bulbs but followed the instructions found in the online video of how to plant the bulb lasagne. They all came up exactly as described and I was so pleased with the outcome. Sarah Raven products never fail to deliver!! Thank you.

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Reviewed 29th June 2019 by Keith

Good healthy bulbs that performed well. Will buy again

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Reviewed 28th June 2019 by Helen

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Reviewed 27th June 2019 by Clare

Love these tulips. Have bought before. Quite perennial. Great with wallflowers.

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Chris

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Sally

Fabulous long lasting tulips.

Utterly stunning

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Reviewed 15th May 2018 by Penny Snowden

Bought for my birthday by my darling sister, these bulbs have bought utter joy for more than a month of flowering. Still standing upright with not a hint of lean, they have been commented upon by countless friends and family. 5* recommendation.