Tulip 'Apricot Beauty'

I love the calm colour and beauty of this tulip, washed with silver on the outside, apricot within – one of my new found favourites, which also flowers well in shade. More
100 bulbs 260204-100 £49.95 In stock
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When in stock, outdoor bulbs are normally despatched within 2-3 working days. During the busy months of February and September/October, it can take up to two weeks for delivery, due to the number of orders being processed. Please note, we despatch all of our orders in the order they were placed.
15 bulbs 260204-15 £7.50 In stock
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When in stock, outdoor bulbs are normally despatched within 2-3 working days. During the busy months of February and September/October, it can take up to two weeks for delivery, due to the number of orders being processed. Please note, we despatch all of our orders in the order they were placed.
30 bulbs 260204-30 £13.95 Delivery late October
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When in stock, outdoor bulbs are normally despatched within 2-3 working days. During the busy months of February and September/October, it can take up to two weeks for delivery, due to the number of orders being processed. Please note, we despatch all of our orders in the order they were placed.

Or buy this as part of our Vintage Silk Tulip Collection and Apricot Beauty Tulip Collection.

More Details

I love the calm colour and beauty of this tulip, washed with silver on the outside, apricot within – one of my new found favourites, which also flowers well in shade.

'Apricot Beauty' works brilliantly with spring-flowering herbaceous plants, hellebores, Solomon seal, and blue forget-me-nots or cynoglossom.

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.

Genus Tulipa
Variety Apricot Beauty
Group Single Early

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Type Hardy Perennial Bulb
Common Name Tulip
Border Position Middle
Bulb Size 12/+

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Soil Type Chalky, Sandy, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Well-drained
Height 40cm (16in)
Spacing Plant 30cm (12in) deep, 8cm apart. Layer bulbs if room is tight.
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 April
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
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Delivery

Bulb Delivery - When in stock, outdoor bulbs are normally despatched within 2-3 working days. During the busy months of February and September/October, it can take up to two weeks for delivery, due to the number of orders being processed. Please note, we despatch all of our orders in the order they were placed.

Click here to find out more information about our delivery rates and times.

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Tulip 'Apricot Beauty' reviews

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Reviewed 28th April 2015 by Chris Mauduit

I bought 15 bulbs of the Apricot Beauty. I kept 7 and sent the remained to my brother-in-law in Harrogate. We both planted them up in November in sizeable pots. Between us just 4 flowered and the others had no buds at all. I can't think that we both got it wrong but on this showing my rating of one star is actually quite generous.

Sorry not to have been more positive, I would have attached a photo if I could.

Kind regards,
Chris Mauduit

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Hi Chris,

Thank you for leaving a review. We are so sorry to hear that so few of your bulbs have flowered. Please do get in touch with our Customer Service team and they will be happy to help further.

Kind Regards,
The Sarah Raven Team"

Posted 30th April 2015

Premium size/healthy/quality bulbs

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Reviewed 17th November 2014 by Anna Smith

What else is there to say....you don't get this quality/value in local garden centers .... And certainly not in 'mainstream' bulb online outlets in my experience.

Stunning!

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Reviewed 11th August 2014 by sophie

Gorgeous, tall elegant beauties. These tulips lasted really well outside and looked amazing in our garden for a long time. Unexpectedly the couple I cut for indoors had a lovely spicy, honeyed scent to them