Tulip 'Brown Sugar'

Due to a crop shortage, we are unable to supply Tulip ‘Brown Sugar’ as a single variety this year, however it is available in some of our collections ‐ see below for details. More
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Due to a crop shortage, we are unable to supply Tulip ‘Brown Sugar’ as a single variety this year.
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Tulip ‘Brown Sugar’ is available in the following collections: Oast Garden Tulip Collection, Scented Tulip Collection, La Belle Epoque Tulip Collection and Scented Copper Tulip Collection.

Coppery-bronze, sumptuous, exotic and beautiful. No more superlatives to add! Subtle scent.

Genus Tulipa
Group/Species Triumph

For more information on tulip groups, click here.

Variety Brown Sugar
Type Hardy Perennial Bulb
Common Name Tulip
Border Position Front, Middle
Bulb Size 12/+

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Soil Type Acid, Alkaline, Chalky, Clay, Fertile, Heavy Clay, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Well-drained
Height 60cm (24in)
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
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Bulb Delivery - When in stock, please allow up to 2 weeks for delivery.

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Tulip 'Brown Sugar' reviews

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Vibrant - star of the border

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Reviewed 23rd April 2017 by Amanda Sheldon

These tulips have been wonderful. I love the intensity of the colour. They start off as a dark pink and open into a n incredibly bright copper/orange. Look great with my other purple tulips and black helebores.


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Reviewed 17th May 2016 by Catherine

Gorgeous intense colour. Have looked great in pots and arranged together with purples of Queen of the Night and Burgundy, pink of Doll's Minuet, and Oranges of Veronique Sanson tulips. Will be planting these again next year.

Brown Sugar

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Reviewed 13th September 2015 by Jane Winters

Tulip Brown Sugar lives up to its name - has a marvellous scent of caramelised sugar and is beautifully long flowering. I am buying a stack of these to give my friends!