Tulip 'Gentle Giants'

Trialled in a great swathe on our bank at Perch Hill, this mix of four tulips totally stole the April show in the garden last year. More
20 bulbs 260916-20 £9.95 In stock
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40 bulbs 260916-40 £17.95 In stock
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60 bulbs 260916-60 £26.50 In stock
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Trialled in a great swathe on our bank at Perch Hill, this mix of four tulips totally stole the April show in the garden last year.

Genus Tulipa
Variety Gentle Giants
Group Darwin Hybrid

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Type Hardy Perennial Bulb
Border Position Middle
Bulb Size 12/+

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Soil Type Chalky, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Well-drained
Height 60cm (24in)
Spacing Plant 20cm (8in) 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 Late March - Early April
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
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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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Tulip 'Gentle Giants' reviews

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Lots of admiring comments

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Reviewed 3rd October 2015 by Tim Lightbourne

Really eye catching plants, bold but with lovely subtle graduations in colour. I'm a bit of a novice gardener and hadn't planted tulips before but had real success with these, had lots of nice comments.

Absolutely stunning

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Reviewed 15th May 2015 by Emma Brooks

I added these on to an order as an after thought and I am so glad I did. They have been the most stunning flower in the garden for several weeks now and I will definitely be buying them again this Autumn.

a beautiful subtle blend of colours

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Reviewed 29th April 2015 by Jan Hall

A beautiful range of tall but robust tulips. The subtle differences in colour make a beautiful display.

best tulips ever

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Reviewed 26th April 2015 by Peter Broadley

I purchased several collections of bulbs including Gentle Giants mix and all have been fantastic this year. The quality and colour range fully matches the catalogue description and I will definitely order my bulbs from you in the autumn.

Stunning display

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Reviewed 24th April 2015 by Kathryn Henderson

These tulips are really beautiful. Statuesque, with warm, delicate colours. Planted in pots around the garden and throughout herbaceous beds. An absolute delight. I live in the North East of Scotland, so the tulips only started blooming this week. Excellent quality of bulbs. Would definitely recommend. Thank you, Sarah and your team.

absolutely gorgeous

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Reviewed 24th April 2015 by Pat Johnson

Absolutely gorgeous tulips - beautiful colours - totally lived up to the description on the website. Highly recommended (even though I wouldn't usually go for pink). My only regret is they've gone over faster than usual due to this year's very warm spring weather!

Wonderful Gentle Giants

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Reviewed 24th April 2015 by Elizabeth lewens

I planted 60 of this mix and the results this spring are wonderful. Large heads held up in the strong winds and the display has only just started to go over after 3 weeks of flowering. I will certainly feed and dry off the bulbs for replanting this Autumn.

Quality large sized bulbs - have performed well previously

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Reviewed 17th November 2014 by Anna Smith

Good sized bulbs (as expected), good condition (some light mould on a few bulbs - ordered late at a good price - but not to an extent where it should affect the performance) and previous sale purchases have performed as well as earlier purchases.

I only plant tulips in pots and then replace next year (I have a v small garden!) so can only comment on a next year Spring performance.

Tulip bulbs

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Reviewed 17th November 2014 by MARGARET E JOHNSON

These bulbs are by far the best around . I never see such quality and size in the garden centres and shops as come from Sarah Raven. My tubs last year were stunning as I hope they will be again next Spring.