Tulip 'Brownie'

Fully double flowers in copper-brown and short stems, so ideal for containers and cut flower vases. More
15 bulbs 261104-15 £10.95

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Due to a crop shortage, we are unable to supply Tulip ‘Brownie’ as a single variety this year.
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More Details

My new favourite tulip in our trials this spring – with fully double flowers in copper-brown. Short stems, so ideal for containers and cut flower vases.

Genus Tulipa
Group/Species Double Early
Variety Brownie
Type Hardy Perennial Bulb
Common Name Tulip
Border Position Front, Middle
Bulb Size 11/+
Soil Type Acid, Alkaline, Chalky, Clay, Fertile, Heavy Clay, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Well-drained
Height 40cm (16in)
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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Tulip 'Brownie' reviews

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Very unusual

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Reviewed 10th May 2018 by Rachael Oxbury

Very unusual flowers. Have had many comments about them. They have been very reliable and flowered well. For quality, I would give them 5* however, to me, they look slightly 'dried up' and not as fresh as I like my tulips to look - due to the unusual brown colour. This is, however, just my personal opinion/preference - they look more like an autumnal than a springtime flower.