Tulip 'Green Star'

With the elegance and poise of a Lily-flowered tulip but the longevity and elegance of a Viridiflora, 'Green Star' opens right out to a five pointed, stripy green and cream star. More
15 bulbs 260716-15 £9.50 In stock
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30 bulbs 260716-30 £17.95 In stock
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Tulip 'Green Star' has the elegance and poise of a Lily-flowered tulip but with the longevity and elegance of a Viridiflora and it opens right out to a five pointed, stripy green and cream star.

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 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 Green Star
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 Chalky, 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.
Flowering Late April - May
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
Advice & Videos
Sarah's blog: The Tulip Garden

We had our first light frost this morning, which has made me start thinking about planting tulips...

Gardening at home with Sarah | May Tulips

Sarah shares her favourite tulips for companion planting, growing in shade and pots.

Gardening at home with Sarah | The best tulips at Perch Hill

In our latest video, Sarah shares her favourite tulips for picking, pots, borders and grass.

Gardening at home with Sarah | Tulips at Perch Hill

Watch as Sarah discusses her favourite varieties currently growing in the gardens at Perch Hill.

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.

Planting numbers for bulbs in borders

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

How to plant and grow tulips

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

How to plant tulips using a traditional bulb planter

On a particularly blustery autumn day in October, Sarah shows you how to plant tulips with a bulb planter.

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.

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...

A guide through the tulip trial beds at Perch Hill

Sarah guides you through the new tulip varieties she is trialling from her most recent trip to the Netherlands (Hortus Bulborum, Keukenhof). She...

Delivery

Bulb Delivery - Due to increased levels of demand, please allow up to 3 weeks for despatch.

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Tulip 'Green Star' reviews

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Reviewed 5th November 2019 by Danuta

Efficient and quick

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Reviewed 10th July 2019 by Hello Naomi

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Reviewed 10th July 2019 by Hello Adrienne

I grew them in a pot and they came up green and pink and did not look nearly as well as I had hoped. Perhaps it was weather conditions this far north? But I was disappointed, for the first time.

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Sue

Loved the colour of these bulbs..will order them again