Brandy Snap Tulip Collection

This is where you're really breaking the mould, beautiful vintage silk, smoky, sophisticated colours which reign supreme with me. I'm inclined to fill my whole garden with these. More
20 bulbs 260849-20 £13.95

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This is where you're really breaking the mould, beautiful vintage silk, smoky, sophisticated colours which reign supreme with me. I'm inclined to fill my whole garden with these.

This collection contains 5, 10 or 15 bulbs each of:

The Brandy Snap Tulip Mix will flower from early April to May. All the tulips are mixed together in one bag, ready to plant in one go or to divide over several containers.

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
Type Hardy Perennial Bulb
Common Name Tulip
Border Position Front, Middle
Bulb Size 11/+
Soil Type Chalky, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Well-drained
Height 40-50cm (16-20in)
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
Beasts and bulbs, indoors and out

November, and the garden is at its most colourful, strewn with traffic light coloured leaves that fall from the Liquidambar.

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 1 week for delivery.

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Brandy Snap Tulip Collection reviews

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Beautiful colours.

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Reviewed 7th May 2015 by Jennifer Bull

Have never bought collections before but these are absolutely stunning. They look wonderful together and each sets off the other so well. All my collections are lovely and I will be buying again.

W.O.W.

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Reviewed 2nd May 2015 by Lisa Pendreigh

Unfortunately in this case, it stands for waste of wonga. I was seduced by the line that this is Sarah's personal favourite collection, so I thought how could this possibly go wrong. Well, out of the 80 bulbs that I purchased, only 43 have flowered. Just like the 1998 World Cup final, Ronaldo is a total no-show. Of the other team players, they came on late and have barely made it to half time. The chances of them lasting til full time are looking pretty slim. I know it's been a topsy-turvy Spring, so I am putting this down to experience and am now pinning my hopes on Menton, that I bought and planted at the same time.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Hi Lisa, We are so sorry to hear that you've had a problem with this collection, but please do wait and see if they may not continue to flower into the rest of May. As you mention, it has been a strange spring for tulips, as it has been so unseasonably warm. We hope that your Menton tulips flower fantastically!"

Posted 6th May 2015

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Reviewed 25th April 2015 by Alan Carruthers

I bought this collection for the first time this year. I bought the 40 bulb collection,and whereas they are very beautiful am disappointed that only 35 flowers have been produced. The missing flowers being, I think, Ronaldo. The dark red member of the collection. Will send a photo if any help for you to identify.I will send a further review of your Venetian collection, which is absolutely fabulous. Regards Alan Carruthers.

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Reviewed 23rd April 2015 by Gill Jolley

Superb,a lovely collection. Belle Époque is fabulous. All tulips we have bought from Sarah Raven are a sight to behold! So beautiful.

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Reviewed 23rd April 2015 by Sarah Parnell

My tulips are looking really spectacular at the moment - beautiful colours and healthy plants. Even my husband, who has never liked tulips, has said they look lovely!

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Reviewed 23rd April 2015 by Alison Flood

The first tulips opened today, 23rd April. I suppose we are quite far north in comparison to some. The colours are lovely, deep and rich with the sun shining through them. Luckily, I can see them from the kitchen window.

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Reviewed 17th April 2015 by Marian Peters

I am always delighted with Sarah Raven's gorgeous colour mixes, but these tulips are the best yet. In pots outside the back door, combined with pansies, anemones and narcissi, there are new pleasures and surprises every day.

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Reviewed 17th April 2015 by Elise Maddocks

These tulips are just coming out on April 17th and the colour mix is absolutely glorious. I love Sarah Raven tulips and dahlias due to the inspired collections.

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Reviewed 5th September 2014 by Brenda Cassidy

Just to let you know I was thrilled with my display of Brandy Snap Tulips. They looked absolutely gorgeous planted around Heucherella's Sweet Tea and Brass Lantern, and Stipa Tenuissma. Highly recommended!