Tulip 'Menton'

Tulip 'Menton' is not normally a colour I would pick out from a crowd, but I cannot describe the beauty of this tulip. It's twice the height of most and has marvellous coral pink flowers in a great goblet shape. More
15 bulbs 260712-15 £7.95 In stock
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30 bulbs 260712-30 £14.95 In stock
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Tulip 'Menton' is not normally a colour I would pick out from a crowd, but I cannot describe the beauty of this tulip. It's twice the height of most and has marvellous coral pink flowers in a great goblet shape. They have a long garden and vase life too.

Reliable, long-flowering, good weather resistance and good reappearance year after year – this is brilliant planted with Kale 'Redbor' in your vegetable patch.

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 Single Late

Single-flowered cultivars, mainly long-stemmed and late-flowering. Versatile with large oval to almost squarish flowers on strong stems. Click here for more information about tulip groups.

Variety Menton
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 65cm (26in)
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 Late 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
Gardening at home with Sarah | Tulips at Perch Hill

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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.

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...

Sarah's blog: The Tulip Garden

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

Delivery

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

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Tulip 'Menton' reviews

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Reviewed 8th December 2019 by David

Good quality but shame we had to order 6 packs of 5 to make up 30 to match the rest of the order. Pricy and I'm sure not necessary.

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Reviewed 17th July 2019 by Hello Wendy

These bulbs were excellent quality, and produced stunning flowers.

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Reviewed 16th July 2019 by Hello Deborah

Excellent quality & lovely colour

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Reviewed 11th July 2019 by Hello Pat

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Reviewed 11th July 2019 by Hello Patricia

I planted them rather late but they flowered really well

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Reviewed 10th July 2019 by Hello Lucy

the service was good but hardly any flowered.

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Hilary

Absolutely beautiful- my favourite and lasted very well through some horrible weather!

Superb

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Reviewed 18th April 2017 by Lindsay

I totally agree with the official review above, planted these in a pot 2016. Absolutely superb colour, rich, vibrant, with beautiful inner slightly stronger hue. Lovely long strong stems - alas not strong enough to withstand a big fat wood pigeon landing on them, breaking several over a few days - had to protect them with a frame! Obviously the pigeon loved the colour as much as I did.

Menton giants

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Reviewed 11th July 2014 by Su

I bought some of these last autumn and was amazed by the enormous blooms. These are the biggest tulips I have ever grown or seen! Beautiful colour that changes. A real show stopper. Thank you Sarah