Tulip 'Antraciet'

Tulip 'Antraciet' is a fully double, satin magenta-crimson tulip. A top performer and one of my long-standing favourites – it got 10/10 in our tulip trials – fantastic! More
5 bulbs 260202C £4.50 In stock
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15 bulbs 260202-15 £8.50 In stock
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30 bulbs 260202-30 £15.50 In stock
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Or buy this as part of our Dark Peony Flowered Tulip Collection and Boiled Sweet Tulip Collection.

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Tulip 'Antraciet' is a fully double, satin magenta-crimson tulip. A top performer and one of my long-standing favourites – it got 10/10 in our dark tulip trials – fantastic!

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.

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Genus Tulipa
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.

Variety Antraciet
Type Hardy Perennial Bulb
Common Name Tulip
Border Position 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 40cm (16in)
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.
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.

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.

Tulips of the Troughs

This autumn, I’ve been gifted three old cattle troughs from my friend Julian’s farm.

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...

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.

Delivery

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

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

Tulip 'Antraciet' reviews

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Alice

See review for all tulips

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Christine

Same reason as previous item

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Reviewed 16th July 2019 by Hello Deborah

True to colour & long lasting

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Helen

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Faye

Please see comments on 'Rems Favourites'

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Mrs Norman

Service good. Theses bulbs gave a beautiful show

Tulip Antraciet

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Reviewed 7th October 2017 by Pornsri Swinson

Gorgeous colour display like roses and continue blooming beautifully nearly a month.

Good As Ever

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Reviewed 16th June 2014 by Lilly1314

Brilliant display, hold up as well as can be expected against pouring rain. Good colour, more blackcurrant his year!