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Exotic and extraordinary, I love this shorter variety arranged in almost any vase with spring blossom or lilac. It has variegated leaves too.

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Genus Tulipa
Group/Species Viridiflora

Distinguished by having green streaks or markings on their petals and are normally late flowerers. Click here for more information about tulip groups.

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

For more info on bulb sizes, click here.

Soil Type Chalky, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Well-drained
Height 30cm (12in)
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 May
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
Gardening at home with Sarah | The best tulips at Perch Hill

In our latest video, Sarah shares her favourite tulips for picking, pots, borders and grass.

Sarah's blog: The Tulip Garden

We had our first light frost this morning, which has made me start thinking about planting tulips...

Gardening at home with Sarah | May Tulips

Sarah shares her favourite tulips for companion planting, growing in shade and pots.

Gardening at home with Sarah | Tulips at Perch Hill

Watch as Sarah discusses her favourite varieties currently growing in the gardens at Perch Hill.

Protecting tulips from pests

Protect your tulips this spring from their main pests. This short guide shows you how to avoid tulip fire and squirrels.

Sarah's favourite tulip groups

Sarah talks about her favourite types of tulip groups.

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.

How to plant tulips using a traditional bulb planter

On a particularly blustery autumn day in October, Sarah shows you how to plant tulips with a bulb planter.

How to grow tulips in container pots

Sarah shows you a few different ideas and techniques for planting tulips in container pots, for beautiful spring displays in your garden.

Understanding the 15 different tulip groups

The full list of the different tulip groups, with a little specification, as well as an example. We hope from this you can learn a bit more to help...

A guide through the tulip trial beds at Perch Hill

Sarah guides you through the new tulip varieties she is trialling from her most recent trip to the Netherlands (Hortus Bulborum, Keukenhof). She...


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Tulip 'China Town' reviews

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Robert

Same answer as for Green wave the 2 varieties combined well to give a stunning display

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Reviewed 12th July 2019 by Hello Colin

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Reviewed 10th July 2019 by Hello Mary

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Reviewed 28th June 2019 by Julia

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Helen

A gorgeous tulip such a beautiful delicate colour

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by C Perchard

The bulbs never grew and developed into a proper flower

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Linda

Lovely tulips and excellent service

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Mrs Norman

Service good. Bulbs gave a lovely show

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by R McTurk

As above I received 2 packets of hyacinths instead of 2 packets of tulips!

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Reviewed 6th June 2019 by Celia

Wonderful tulips that looked superb in my garden. Great quality bulbs.

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Reviewed 6th June 2019 by Jane

The bulbs looked very healthy, but blooms were papery and brown. I had them in pots, and don’t usually have trouble.