Tulip 'Light and Dreamy'

I can't tell you how much I love this tulip, which looks like pink smoke as its buds emerge and it flowers very early which is cheering. More
15 bulbs 260976-15 £9.50 In stock
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30 bulbs 260976-30 £17.95 In stock
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This looks like pink smoke as its buds emerge and it flowers very early which is cheering. The flower colour deepens as they age. Match it in the garden and vase with purple leeks (pictured) to make an incredible 'bedding' combination all spring.

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 Darwin Hybrid

Single-flowered cultivars, long-stemmed, flowering in April/May. Huge, goblet-like flowers up to 15cm across. Click here for more information about tulip groups.

Variety Light and Dreamy
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 50cm (20in)
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
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 'Light and Dreamy' reviews

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Reviewed 2nd August 2019 by Linda

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Joanne

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Reviewed 14th July 2019 by Elaine

They performed well and I particularly liked Martinette, just a little disappointed in Segovia. Having a problem completing form but I would give Light and Dreamy Tulip a 5 and Victoria's Secret a 4 as one bulb failed.

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Reviewed 13th July 2019 by Hello Janice

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Reviewed 10th July 2019 by Hello Janice

Many of the bulbs were infected with mould.