Tulip 'Chato'

Tulip 'Chato' is an invaluable tulip for its very early flowering and sumptuous deep pink blooms which looks unbelievably like a peony. More
30 bulbs 260698-30 £12.95

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Tulip 'Chato' is an invaluable tulip for its very early flowering and sumptuous deep pink blooms which looks unbelievably like a peony.

I had so many letters this spring absolutely raving about this early tulip.

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 Chato
Group Double 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 35cm (14in)
Spacing Plant 20cm (8in) 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 March - 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
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.

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.

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.

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Tulip 'Chato' reviews

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It really does look like a peony

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Reviewed 2nd May 2016 by Carol Morris

I got 15 of these free with my tulip order - and they were a superb addition to the garden. Large, peony-like flowers which keep getting better.
They will be a regular addition now. Thanks, Sarah!

WHAT A BEAUTY

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Reviewed 2nd May 2016 by Mary Hamilton-Goya

YOU WOULD NEVER BELIEVE THIS IS A TULIP, FROM A DISTANCE IT LOOKS LIKE A PEONY. SO LONG LASTING BOTH IN THE GARDEN AND AS A CUT FLOWER. NEXT YEAR I INTEND TO PLANT IT IN A POT SO THAT I CAN APPRECIATE ITS BEAUTY NEARER THE HOUSE.

Fabulous

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Reviewed 5th May 2015 by Jean Robinson

These tulips are absolutely wonderful, the colour is superb and the flowers are so beautiful and long lasting. Highly recommended.

Perfect for an awkward pot!

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Reviewed 29th April 2015 by Alison

I bought these to fill a small pot with some forget-me-nots, in an awkward location that is in partial shade (near my front door!). I'm pleased to say that their smaller form is perfect for the size of the pot and doesn't drown out the forget-me-nots, and the colour is amazing!