Vintage Silk Tulip Collection

Calm and ethereal, this soft combination of unusual colours was my favourite last spring. It works beautifully in the garden but make sure you pick a few for a vase inside. More
20 bulbs 260843-20 £10.95 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.
40 bulbs 260843-40 £19.95 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.
80 bulbs 260843-80 £36.95 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 480117 £15.95 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: 40 bulbs, in a hessian sack 480118 £24.95 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: 80 bulbs, in a hessian sack 480119 £41.95 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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Calm and ethereal, this soft combination of unusual colours was my favourite last spring. It works beautifully in the garden but make sure you pick a few for a vase inside.

The Vintage Silk Tulip collection flowers from mid-April to May. All our tulip collections come with each variety in a separate bag, so you can decide exactly where to plant each colour.

This collection includes 5, 10 or 20 each of:

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.

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 Middle
Bulb Size 12/+

For more info on bulb sizes, click here.

Soil Type Chalky, Sandy, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Well-drained
Height 40-45cm (16-18in)
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 early 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, 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.

Click here to find out more information about our delivery rates and times.

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Vintage Silk Tulip Collection reviews

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a beautiful selection but......

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Reviewed 29th June 2015 by Jan and Graham

This is a beautifully put together selection of varieties. They all seemed to flower and each variety was lovely. My only complaint was that there was quite a big gap between some of the varieties being in flower which because they were planted in quite a formal setting was not ideal. I am looking forward to seeing how they perform when re-planted next autumn. Maybe this year's blip was just down to the weather.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for your review. Yes, we did have some unusual weather at the start of this year that may have disrupted the usual flowering times of these varieties. We do hope you love your display next year!"

Posted 30th June 2015

3 out of 4 but worth it

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Reviewed 10th May 2015 by Ruth chippindale

Look beautiful in a vase, but unfortunately the spring greens didn't flower at all, I would buy the other tulips, although on there own not so amazing but together look very delicate and exquisite. Thank you

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you Ruth for your review. We are so sorry to hear that the Spring Green's did not flower at all - please do get in contact with our Customer Service department who will be able to arrange for some more Spring Green's to be sent to you this autumn to try. We are happy that you so loved the other tulips though, it has been a very well-loved collection!"

Posted 19th May 2015

Two out of four ain't bad…

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Reviewed 1st November 2014 by Lisa Pendreigh

The 'Apricot Beauty' and 'Mistress Grey' tulips were exquisite in their delicate shades and abundance. However, the 'Groenland' and 'Spring Green' seemed undersized and not all the bulbs flowered. As a collection, the 'Apricot Beauty' tulips flowered and were practically all over by the time the other varieties made an appearance. I would buy the 'Apricot Beauty' and 'Mistress Grey' varieties again, just not as part of a collection to flower together.