Windowbox Tulip Collection

The tulips here are all selected to be beautiful - of course - also relatively short, so they are perfectly suited to a container or windowbox. More
15 bulbs 261108-15 £10.95

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The tulips here are all selected to be beautiful – of course – also relatively short, so they are perfectly suited to a container or windowbox. And they are all double, peony-flowered varieties, which means, as sterile forms, they flower for twice as long as many.

In this jam-packed and showy combination we overplanted the tulips with Narcissus 'Baby Boomer' for its chive-like foliage and scent as well as Geum 'Mai Tai' and Helleborus 'Merlin' to prolong flowering from January to June.

This collection contains 5 or 10 bulbs each of:
  • Tulip 'Antraciet'
  • Tulip 'Copper Image'
  • Tulip 'Dream Touch'
  • 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.

    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.

    Genus Tulipa
    Group/Species Double, Peony-flowered
    Variety 'Copper Image', 'Dream Touch', Tulip 'Antraciet'
    Type Hardy perennial bulb
    Common Name Tulip
    Border Position Container, Front, Middle
    Bulb Size 12/+

    For more info on bulb sizes, click here.

    Soil Type Acid, Alkaline, Chalky, Clay, Fertile, Heavy Clay, Neutral, Sandy
    Scent Unscented
    Site Full Sun, Part Shade
    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 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.
    Harvesting Flowers in April and May
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
    • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
    • Flowers/Harvest
    Advice
    Planting numbers for bulbs in borders

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

    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.

    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. 

    How to plant and grow tulips

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

    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...

    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 2 weeks for delivery.

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