Tulip 'Purissima'

Tulip 'Purissima' is a fantastic, large creamy tulip, like an early Tulip 'Spring Green'. This is perfect for early spring picking and also brilliant for pots. More
15 bulbs 260238-15 £6.50 In stock
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30 bulbs 260238-30 £12.50 In stock
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60 bulbs 260238-60 £23.50 In stock
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90 bulbs 260238-90 £35.50 In stock
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Or buy this as part of our Apricot Beauty Tulip Collection.

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Tulip 'Purissima' is a fantastic, large creamy tulip, like an early Tulip 'Spring Green'. This is perfect for early spring picking and also brilliant for pots.

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 Fosteriana

Early-flowering with broad leaves which can be sometimes mottled or striped. Stems medium to long. Slender flowers when closed which open to 18-20cm in full sun. Click here for more information about tulip groups.

Variety Purissima
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 35cm (14in)
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 March - April
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.


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 'Purissima' reviews

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Reviewed 2nd August 2019 by Mrs Jopling

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jill

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Margaret

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Christine

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Reviewed 16th July 2019 by Hello Deborah

Early flowering & just as described

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Reviewed 12th July 2019 by Hello Neil

Service was very good I was kept up to date when the bulbs where on there way etc. They all came up and looked amazing. My partener was over the moon as I hadn't told her which they where. Will be buying same again or different ready for next year.

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Reviewed 11th July 2019 by Hello Susan

Unusual colour combinations

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Reviewed 10th July 2019 by Hello Celia

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Reviewed 10th July 2019 by Hello Denise

I planted the bulbs in 2 pots & they all flowered beautifully.
I wouldn’t hesitate to buy bulbs again from Sarah Raven.

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Reviewed 5th July 2019 by KATH

"Always good service from Sarah Raven. These were lovely healthy bulbs which grew and flowered beautifully,

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Reviewed 3rd July 2019 by Carolyne

A very beautiful colour and flowered for a long time

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Edward

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Liz

Excellent outcome strong plants

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by R McTurk

As above.
I received 2 packets of hyacinths! I’m not sure which tulips I didn’t get!

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Mrs Mates

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Sarah

Stunning tulips, lasted for over a month despite hotter than normal conditions.

Beautiful white tulips

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Reviewed 7th July 2018 by Sophie Cooke

These are lovelier in life than in photos. They aren't (ironically) pure white, but rather white flushed with tints of cream and sometimes lemon, which gives them a far more subtle appeal.


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Reviewed 16th April 2016 by Tania Pearson

I wasn't sure I would like them, but they have transformed my white garden into a thing of beauty. They are big blowsy, fulsome tulips. I love them.

Tulip Purissima

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Reviewed 18th April 2015 by Pat Chance

This is a beautiful white tulip but unfortunately one of the 15 that I bought was in fact yellow. Customer services were very helpful and sent me replacements this year. They are now flowering, 13 white and 2 yellow.