Tapestry Tulip Collection

A tulip mix in soft vintage silk, faded colours which I absolutely love. 'Purple Tower' is one of the showiest tulips you'll ever see, the centre piece to this calm and beautiful collection. More
20 bulbs 260940-20 £13.50 Delivery early October
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When in stock, outdoor bulbs are normally despatched within 2-3 working days. During the busy months of February and September/October, it can take up to two weeks for delivery, due to the number of orders being processed. Please note, we despatch all of our orders in the order they were placed.
40 bulbs 260940-40 £25.50 In stock
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When in stock, outdoor bulbs are normally despatched within 2-3 working days. During the busy months of February and September/October, it can take up to two weeks for delivery, due to the number of orders being processed. Please note, we despatch all of our orders in the order they were placed.
Gift Set: 20 bulbs, in a hessian sack 480081 £18.50 Delivery early October
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When in stock, outdoor bulbs are normally despatched within 2-3 working days. During the busy months of February and September/October, it can take up to two weeks for delivery, due to the number of orders being processed. Please note, we despatch all of our orders in the order they were placed.
Gift Set: 40 bulbs, in a hessian sack 480113 £30.50 In stock
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When in stock, outdoor bulbs are normally despatched within 2-3 working days. During the busy months of February and September/October, it can take up to two weeks for delivery, due to the number of orders being processed. Please note, we despatch all of our orders in the order they were placed.
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A tulip mix in soft vintage silk, faded colours which I absolutely love. 'Purple Tower' is one of the showiest tulips you'll ever see, the centre piece to this calm and beautiful collection.

This collection contains Tulips 'Francoise', 'La Belle Epoque', 'Green Star' and 'Purple Tower'.

If you'd like to give this as a gift, we will send it out in our lovely Sarah Raven hessian sack, tied with ribbon, along with a gift card and envelope. Remember to type in your gift message at the checkout for it to be included in the card.

Genus Tulipa
Type Hardy Perennial Bulb
Common Name Tulip
Border Position Middle
Bulb Size 11/+
Soil Type Chalky, Sandy, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Well-drained
Height 45-60cm (18-24in)
Spacing Plant 30cm (12in) 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
How to plant and grow tulips

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Delivery

Bulb Delivery - When in stock, outdoor bulbs are normally despatched within 2-3 working days. During the busy months of February and September/October, it can take up to two weeks for delivery, due to the number of orders being processed. Please note, we despatch all of our orders in the order they were placed.

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Tapestry Tulip Collection reviews

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Beautiful blousey collection!

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Reviewed 20th May 2016 by Alison

I was cautiously hopeful, after reading some of the other (not-so-great) reviews, but I was actually really pleased with the Tapestry Collection. Soft, beautiful colours, and much bigger flowers than I expected. The bonus is the gorgeous 'Purple Tower', which was green when the tulips were out, and has slowly turned into a purple-topped wonder, which looks amazing with the alliums that followed on!

Persevere

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Reviewed 6th May 2016 by Alison Luckey

This is the second year my collection has bloomed. I agree with the previous comments as I was somewhat disappointed last year - the tight purple ones never fully opened and the collection did not seem to bloom simultaneously. However, having deadheaded and left the foliage to rot down, this year they are plentiful and magnificent. Still a delay in blooms opening in the purple variety, but they have been long lasting overall and I am generally very pleased. Be patient!

Tapestry collection

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Reviewed 7th May 2015 by Judy Spring

I saw the reviews for this collection when checking details of what I should expect at this time of the season (early May). Great disappointment as the only tulip which has passed muster was the Belle Epoque which is indeed beautiful but is now nearly over. The Green Star has not come out at all and the Purple Tower is just tight buds showing small amount of colour. Very disappointing after the collection I chose last year performed so well and the illustration promised so much.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you Judy for sharing your experience. We are so sorry to hear that you've been disappointed with your collection, please do get in touch with our Customer Service department who will be able to arrange a replacement to be sent out in the autumn."

Posted 19th May 2015

Tapestry tulip collection

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Reviewed 24th April 2015 by Valerie Titmuss

I agree with the previous comment......I had only four Green Star (out of two collections) and these will be long gone by the time Purple Tower appear.........best of the bunch are La Belle Époque, as the tulip ages the colour fades but still looks magnificent.

Not good

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Reviewed 24th April 2015 by Joy Lambert

My tapestry collection is disappointing. Instead of the promised little purple tulip, there are three tatty knickers pink flowers. Plus, only three green stars came up. Oh dear. La belle etoile is beautiful. I have sent a photograph under separate cover.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you so much for your review Joy. We are so sorry to hear that you're disappointed with this collection, especially as this has been one of the favourites at Perch Hill this season. Please do make sure you send your photo through to info@sarahraven.com and they will be able to help you further – it sounds like the 'Purple Tower' tulip isn't completely in full bloom yet, so perhaps wait for this one for another week."

Posted 28th April 2015

Tapestry Tulip Collection

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Reviewed 23rd April 2015 by Jackie Taylor

Really disappointed with this collection of tulips. I've always been delighted in the past but these are dreary and unexciting. There is a single 'Green Star', and 'Purple Tower' are yet to flower.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Hi Jackie, Thank you for your review. We are so sorry to hear that you're disappointed with this collection, we hope you'll continue to try new collections this coming autumn."

Posted 23rd April 2015

Stunning collection

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Reviewed 20th April 2015 by Teresa Foley

This is the first time I have ordered this collection and it does not disappoint! The colours and unusual shapes are beautiful. They seem to be lasting well too. Hopefully they will reappear next year. I shall definitely be ordering a different collection for next Spring.