Graceland Tulip Collection

I love the new tulip 'Graceland', with ivory petals delicately outlined in purple to pick up on the feathering of the truly delicious Tulip 'La Belle Epoque'. More
30 bulbs 260955-30 £18.95 Delivery late September
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60 bulbs 260955-60 £34.95 Delivery late September
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I love the new tulip 'Graceland', with ivory petals delicately outlined in purple to pick up on the feathering of the truly delicious Tulip 'La Belle Epoque' – soft and gorgeous as a mix.

This collection contains 10 or 20 bulbs each of:
Genus Tulipa
Type Hardy Perennial Bulb
Common Name Tulip
Border Position Front, Middle
Bulb Size 12/+

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Soil Type Acid, Alkaline, Chalky, Clay, Fertile, Heavy Clay, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Well-drained
Height 40cm (16in)
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.
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

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Layering bulbs – How to make a bulb lasagne

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How to plant and grow tulips

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Gorgeous with a hint of faded grandeur!

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Reviewed 18th May 2016 by Amanda Pearce

This collection started to flower late April and by early May looked fantastic planted up in a couple of old vintage galvanised baths. (Approx 70x40cm with drainage holes drilled into the bottom).

The Belle Epoque is a fabulous tulip - the description on its page here is spot on: very unusual, a wonderful coffee colour and it has lasted really well - slowly becoming more blowsy which is why I've said there is a feeling of faded grandeur about the collection! It is very snazzy - close up shots taken with an old iphone 4 look fab. It has taken a hammering in the rain, but

The Graceland tulip itself is beautiful - more interesting than it looks on the site, as is the Apricot Beauty: wonderful markings both.

I was told by friends that Sarah Raven tulips flower later than other brands and I found this to be true. Worth the wait however, and I'd layered Muscari and Narcissi in the tubs with the tulips (the SR video on 'lasagnes' is vg) so have had a display in the tubs since later February. The foliage from the earlier plants has also added to the abundance so the 30 bulb collection has been enough for the 2 old tubs.

A gorgeous, vintagey collection and an easy way to impress visitors!