20 bulbs 260940-20 £18.95 Delivery late September
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40 bulbs 260940-40 £31.95 Delivery late September
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A tulip mix in soft vintage silk, faded colours which I absolutely love.

This collection contains 5 or 10 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.

Please note: only items which are showing ‘in stock’ can be gift wrapped.

Our bulb collections will be supplied with each variety bagged individually. To reduce waste, we no longer collate these into a second larger bag. Your delivery paperwork will list details of the collection you have ordered and the varieties included. Our bags can either be recycled or composted (please check bags for details).

Group/Species Double Late,

Also known as Peony-flowered. These have large, fully double flowers up to 12cm wide. Click here for more information about tulip groups.


Single-flowered cultivars, petals edged with crystalline fringes, flowering mid-season or late. Stems of variable length. Click here for more information about tulip groups.


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.


Distinguished by having green streaks or markings on their petals and are normally late flowerers. Click here for more information about tulip groups.

Common Name Tulip
Border Position Container Garden
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 45cm (18in)
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 tulips until mid-late October. Plant pointy end up 10-15cm deep, 8cm apart in borders (less in containers). You can use a mycorrhizal Bulb Starter. After flowering leave the foliage to die back naturally if you want to reuse the bulbs.
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
Sarah's favourite tulip groups

Sarah talks about her favourite types of tulip groups.

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. 

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.

Gardening at home with Sarah | May Tulips

Sarah shares her favourite tulips for companion planting, growing in shade and pots.

Gardening at home with Sarah | The best tulips at Perch Hill

In our latest video, Sarah shares her favourite tulips for picking, pots, borders and grass.

Gardening at home with Sarah | Tulips at Perch Hill

Watch as Sarah discusses her favourite varieties currently growing in the gardens at Perch Hill.

Planting numbers for bulbs in borders

A handy guide for how many alliums, narcissi, tulips, snowdrops and other bulbs to plant in your plot.

How to plant and grow tulips

Find out the best way to plant your tulip bulbs for a great display next spring.

How to plant tulips using a traditional bulb planter

On a particularly blustery autumn day in October, Sarah shows you how to plant tulips with a bulb planter.

How to grow tulips in container pots

Sarah shows you a few different ideas and techniques for planting tulips in container pots, for beautiful spring displays in your garden.

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...

A guide through the tulip trial beds at Perch Hill

Sarah guides you through the new tulip varieties she is trialling from her most recent trip to the Netherlands (Hortus Bulborum, Keukenhof). She...

Sarah's blog: The Tulip Garden

We had our first light frost this morning, which has made me start thinking about planting tulips...


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Tapestry Tulip Collection reviews

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Reviewed 5th October 2019 by Jean

Gift for friend and box is gorgeous.

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Virginia

Given to a friend as a gift and they thought they were so pretty

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Annie

lovely blooms all in bloom over Easter so will buy something different eventually to spread the cut flower season out in the Spring.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Emily

Lovely coffee coloured romantic collection. Lasted well.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Maxine

Great service and well packaged but two of the bulbs looked small and were soft.

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Reviewed 13th July 2019 by Hello Carole

Absolutely beautiful collection of tulips that provided a stunning display that lasted

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Reviewed 12th July 2019 by Hello Claire

The most impressive in this collection was Francoise. Disappointingly, the purple tower failed to open. Maybe 3 of the 20 bulbs did not sprout. Still a nice enough display.

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Reviewed 11th July 2019 by Hello Susan

healthy growth and beautiful quality delivery prompt and well packaged

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Reviewed 11th July 2019 by Hello Pauline

I have rated all of the tulip selections a 5 because they were so cleverly matched. As an artist I am very aware of the way that colours are mixed. The service was very well organized and the bulbs were packed well. I am sorry there are no photographs as I was very ill at the time. It was a joy to look out on such lovely blooms.

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Reviewed 11th July 2019 by Hello

The tulip bulbs arrived much later than wallflowers so were not planted at the same time,the colours were not as described and there was no fragrance from the wallflowers.My dementia patients love looking at the brochures that i take to work as the marketing is good but you are selling an idea that has no concept of reality.

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Reviewed 10th July 2019 by Hello Bob

They grew well but the bulbs did not open as I had planted them in my feature garden it was very disappointing. I had sent some to my sister in Exmouth and hers did the same

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Reviewed 10th July 2019 by Hello Susan

They were pretty however very pale and bulbs came out in dribs and drabs so display had minimal impact.

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Reviewed 10th July 2019 by Hello Curly

I have bought from you many times now and it is always quick and easy. The plants are always heathy with good roots and we've had great success with them. The tulips bulbs we got from you for this year were some of the most beautiful we've had, in particular the Victoria's Secret and the Tapestry Collection.

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Reviewed 10th July 2019 by Hello Andrea

Service was excellent, bulbs were gorgeous

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Reviewed 30th June 2019 by Barry

I have sought feedback from the receiver of the bulb collection given as a gift ! They were delighted with the results . The display for minor effort and tending was spectacular and a brilliant start to Spring.

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Reviewed 28th June 2019 by Julia

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Reviewed 27th June 2019 by Mrs Wustefeld

Some tulips didn’t bloom and I was given a refund to cover this. Generally very good.my recent purchase of pelargoniums I found very disappointing for the money involved. I felt I had nothing really to show for £50. I have been told they will fill out in July but that’s not far away so I will keep you posted.

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Mrs Cruise

Flowering a bit patchy, but those that did flower were lovely.

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Susan

I didn't think that the colours or the forms of the different tulips were sufficiently cohesive though they grew well.

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Julia

The tulips are beautiful.

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Sheila

Service from SR is pretty good but the quality of these tulips left a lot to be desired. I have bought SR tulips for some years now but these failed to grow into good flowers. Planted, as usual, in pots they were very slow, came at different times and the colours were pathetic. I understand they were called Tapestry - no way!
I don't think I'll bother next time.
Please don't offer planting advice etc I am a skilled gardener and have not had this happen before.

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Sara

Excellent service, plants were fabulous

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Marie

These did not flower properly and were a real dissapointment.

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Wendy

One of the varieties, I think it was called purple tower, failed. The others were beautiful. This is the first time over the years any of my tulip purchases have failed.

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Jennifer

Very disappointing. The bulbs did not open together and looked nothing like the catalogue imagery

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Judith

Beautiful display,I will order again if available

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Penelope

Sort of Happy

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Reviewed 1st June 2018 by Louise Brooker

I spent literally hours deciding on which tulips bulbs to buy for my new garden and just couldn't resist the Tapestry Collection. The Belle Epoque tulips were beautiful but the other tulips really didn't come to much at all. There were huge gaps in my display and some didn't emerge from the soil at all. Some grew but never opened, leaving the Belle Epoques rather lonely and scarce! I think I will stick to Belle Epoques in the future as the few I had looked really splendid.

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!


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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!

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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

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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.

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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

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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.