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Or buy this as part of our The Mahogany Tulip Collection and Tulip 'Abu Hassan' and Wallflower 'Blood Red Covent Garden'.

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Tulip 'Abu Hassan' is an old-fashioned tulip with rich, tapestry-coloured charm.

These remind me of the most incredible pair of velvet curtains with petals in a deep mahogany-crimson with a soft edge of gold. The texture is as soft and rich as the colour. Very perennial too.

Please note this tulip is sold in the 11/12 size rather than our usual 12/+ size. 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.

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Genus Tulipa
Group/Species Triumph

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.

Variety Abu Hassan
Type Hardy Perennial Bulb
Common Name Tulip
Border Position Front, Middle
Bulb Size 10/11
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 mid 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
The most terrific of tulips

This year was the perfect spring for tulips.

Planting numbers for bulbs in borders

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

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. 

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...

Sarah's favourite tulip groups

Sarah talks about her favourite types of tulip groups.

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.

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.


Bulb Delivery - When in stock, please allow up to 2 weeks for delivery.

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Tulip 'Abu Hassan' reviews

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Heather

Sarah Raven told us these were out of stock after we ordered them.

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Karen

The bulbs were beautiful. They arrived well packaged and clearly labelled. I liked planting instruction leaflet which I have kept for future reference. There were some free tulip bulbs with my order, sadly I have forgotten their name, but they were particularly pleasing.

Tulip "Abu Hassan"

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Reviewed 2nd August 2016 by Margaret Golby

This has to be the most fabulous tulip ever bred. I know it isn't a new variety but boy are they gorgeous. You will be in for a surprise.... if supplied as new bulbs you will get the delightfully unexpected vision of secondary flowers. Wonderful. I hope to get a few new bulbs every year but apart from P&P very few garden centres stock them.


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Reviewed 11th August 2014 by Jacqui

I saw a bed of these looking like a magic carpet in a famous garden. They took my breath away.