Tulip 'Burgundy'

While Sarah Raven is truly burgundy, this is a rich purple and one of the most perennial bulbs you can grow. More
15 bulbs 260212-15 £9.50 Delivery early October
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30 bulbs 260212-30 £17.50 Delivery early October
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Or buy this as part of our Florentine Tulip Collection.

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While Sarah Raven is truly burgundy, this is a rich purple and one of the most perennial bulbs you can grow.

Genus Tulipa
Group/Species Lily-flowered
Variety Burgundy
Type Hardy Perennial Bulb
Border Position Front, Middle
Bulb Size 12/+

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Soil Type Acid, Alkaline, Chalky, Clay, Fertile, Heavy Clay, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Well-drained
Height 50cm (20in)
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 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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Delivery

Bulb Delivery - When in stock, please allow up to 1 week for delivery.

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