15 bulbs 260218-15 £6.95 In stock
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30 bulbs 260218-30 £11.95 In stock
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One of the most magnificent and long-flowering tulips we grow, in deep magenta pink with flashes of green and purple on each petal's outer side.

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.

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Genus Tulipa
Group/Species Viridiflora

Distinguished by having green streaks or markings on their petals and are normally late flowerers. Click here for more information about tulip groups.

Variety Doll's Minuet
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 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
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.

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 'Doll's Minuet' reviews

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Reviewed 3rd August 2019 by Monica

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Reviewed 2nd August 2019 by Mrs Jopling

These were brilliant and I shall plant more this winter.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Susan

Very exciting colour and form

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Reviewed 11th July 2019 by Hello Catriona

Flowered for a long period. Really striking, unusual petals. Very happy with my purchase

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Reviewed 10th July 2019 by Hello Anne

Wonderful show of flowers

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Helen

A lovely contrast when plant red with the more traditional shape flower

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Claude

There was an issue with these tulips which did not perform as planned but after contacting Customer Services this was satisfactorily resolved.

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Linda

Spectacular just what I wanted for pots .All came out and were a lovely display

Fabulous Doll's Minuet tulips

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Reviewed 17th May 2016 by Carol Anderson

These tulips have absolutely transformed our spring display in the rockery area. Vibrant colour, strong stems and wonderful shape - thank you Sarah Raven!

Dolls Minuet tulip

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Reviewed 17th November 2014 by Eileen Pearce

I grew this tulip last year and it is one of my favourites. Nice big bulbs in perfect condition and beautiful flowers. A winner.